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Equality in the Workplace: Immigrants and the Workplace Vyvie Nguyen May 12, 2008
Intro to Topic: Immigration & immigrant workers are new comers in the workplace. How does this effect the U. S economy and the workplace/workforce in terms of equality and other ethical issues.
Intro to Case Study: Meatpacking Industry (Tyson Foods Inc. ) Known to be the one of the world's largest meat processor, especially in poultry products. Situation: -2 1/2 year undercover investigation on Tyson Foods. -Conducted by the Immigration & Naturalization Services (INS) or USCIS in 1997. -The company hired undocumented workers. -Violated federal immigration laws. -In December 2001, the company & 6 of it's managers was charged with conspiracy to smuggle illegal aliens to U. S
Stakeholder Analysis: -Tyson Foods Inc. -Six Managers -Immigrant Workers -The Immigration & Naturalization Service aka U. S Government -Owner of Tyson Foods Inc. -Grand Jury -Other workers of company -Consumers of the product
Interests: • Tyson Foods Inc. & the 6 Managers: Lower labor costs, to depress wages. Seeking higher profits. Personal interests versus what is better for the company. • Immigrants workers: A job that provides a better future and quality of life for their family. Promising opportunities in the U. S. • Immigration & Naturalization Service (Government): Protecting the U. S workforce and enforcing immigration laws and policies. Making sure companies are liable of any violations.
Ethical Principle Reasoning: • Tyson Foods & Six Managers: Ethical Relativism (Self Interests)An act is morally right if it serves one's self -interests and needs. • Immigration & naturalization Service & U. S Government: Universalism (Duty); Identifying individuals whose needs and welfare at risk with given policy or decisions.