The future looked bright.
Now, it's just-- It's a 180.
To me, it's like they don't respect you.
At least 3,000 people have come and gone, either fired or quit.
Whenever you have a frustrating day, you can go outside and...
throw your bin over.
Every one of our bosses were demoted.
-[man] Yeah. -The Chinese are in control.
Have the Chinese changed their mind?
Are they not gonna turn this over to us?
Because that was one of the-- definitely that was one of the things
that intrigued me about coming here.
I love the fact that they came in here. I love this business.
I worked at Appleton for over 20 years
and I was one of the guys that got laid off in 2012.
I've been looking for something for four years.
I like working with the people on the floor.
They are working their tails off.
And they're not getting anything for it,
and I'm not talking about compensation.
They're not getting patted on the back.
[man] I've seen the Chinese pouring chemicals down the drain
-out the back of our dock. -Mm-hmm.
There was a trail of yellow paint going right to the sewer.
-Right out our back door. -You couldn't miss it.
It-- It's like they don't even know what the rules are.
And I'm thinking, "This is all going into the sewer
and going into drinking water somewhere."
[man] I don't wanna waste your time and I don't wanna to waste my time.
With what we say at this table,
will it make a difference?
I've asked security to come escort you out if you're going to do that.
[indistinct radio chatter]
[workers cheer, applaud]
Man, they treat these people like shit in there.
Sometimes, you gotta be Sally Field.
[in Chinese] If there are things your boss can't fix for you, come talk to me.
Especially how to manage American workers.
[man 2] Can we force them to work overtime?
-[man 3] Americans? -Americans.
[man 1] From HR's perspective,
we can't force them to work overtime.
We can't say anything like that.
But in China, it's mandatory.
The Americans... I don't give a shit what they think.
Go ahead and sue me,
but they should come the hell in on Saturdays.
That's how I would do it.
[Wong in Chinese] I think the most important thing is mutual understanding.
We're under enormous pressure here.
A lot more pressure than in China.
There was a guy who couldn't fall asleep for a couple of days.
I really admire Americans.
They can work two jobs.
They can have another job besides working here.
I always thought Americans lived a comfortable and superior life.
I thought they didn't have to make any sacrifices.
[man clearing throat]
Good afternoon, everyone.
[overlapping voices] Good afternoon.
[man] All the stories that you've heard about Fuyao is true.
Just to give you an idea how things are,
my daughter does nails for a living.
Last year, she made $13,000 more than I did.
Now, think about that.
She cleared $40,000. I made 27.
Something's wrong with that.
[murmurs of agreement]
A coworker of mine was fired
for being hospitalized for a week and not calling off.
That could've been me. What if I got sick?
Would they fire me?
The man I was working with,
the cardboard he was sitting on caught on fire.
And they just kept right on working.
[man] Dayton taxpayers and the state of Ohio have committed
tens of millions of dollars to Fuyao,
and yet Fuyao management has failed to provide the good and the safe jobs
-that this community deserves. -[applause]
Working people and the labor movement built America.
It is what made America great the first time.
The working people at Fuyao right now who don't have a--
You have a birthright that's paid for
by the sweat and blood of people in this room
and people who have gone before people in this room,
so that you had a right to fair life,
to a workplace that was safe.
We fought these battles 70 years ago.
We rejected 70 years ago
that management and companies and rich people
get to pick and choose
what happens to you or what you get or what you don't get.