My lawn boy, my lawn service for the last 23 years cuts lawns on weekends. He also works full time for one if not the largest Mechanical Contractors in
. He was just given the information that he and all job site Superintendents must take a six-week course in Spanish so they can communicate with the hand full of Mexican and Cuban employees. Florida
Who mandated this? OSHA. (the government)
I have several issues with this new “regulation”, actually all regulations.
1. A company of his size (hundreds of employees) can somewhat afford the six-week class for all their Supers and group leaders. What about the smaller 20 man contractors like cement masons, roofers, siders, gutter installers, electricians, plumbers, agriculture, etc? They simply can’t afford this mandate.
2. Instead of punishing the American business with this regulation how about making the Mexicans and Cubans learn English before applying for the job???
3. The hiring trend will now be hire only Mexicans and Cubans who can speak basic English and pass over Americans so they don’t have to invest the money for the Spanish classes. This Regulation is a death blow to the American workers as it will spread to all government regulated businesses.
In my business of medical devices and surgical instruments, I had to comply with the FDA, ISO and CE (European Standards, yes Europe’s standards or we couldn’t sell our instruments in
Europe!) There are thousands of standards to follow for each product and required several FDA Regulatory Specialists to comply. When I had the opportunity to sell my business and patents I jumped at it and never looked back.
Now, what about the rest of us taxpayers? If in the future we want to shop at WalMart are we going to have to speak Spanish so we can communicate with their employees or read the Spanish signage and labels? Sounds stupid but knowing the liberals they will get Congress to pass it.
Should we now look forward to the high school curriculum to mandate Spanish and Arabic courses along with Koran studies? Unless we make English the language of the
Trump, has the right idea to limit government regulations. They’re not needed with a number of lawyer firms ready to attack a sloppily run company. They’ll police themselves. I hope he’s not too late!