Company moves jobs from business-unfriendly Danbury
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Time: 8:45 AM
Here's a story you won't here the city's longest running dishonest mayor talk about.
The Hartford Courant (as oppsoed to our local newspaper) reports of a bubble wrapping company in Danbury that has decided to relocated a portion of their jobforce away from the city.
Sealed Air Corp. announced Wednesday that it will move some of its jobs in Danbury to Charlotte, N.C., as part of a consolidation that will also relocate the company's global headquarters from Elmwood Park, N.J.
Sealed Air has about 175 positions in Danbury. Manufacturing operations will remain there, but some non-manufacturing positions — less than 50 — will be relocated, a company spokesman said.
The company, which makes Bubble Wrap and other packaging systems, said it will move about 1,300 jobs from Elmwood Park to Charlotte within three years.
On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.