In letter to employees, company president warns of possible layoffs if Biden wins presidency

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Workers at a Florida company are wondering about their job futures and whether that has anything to do with how they vote.George Daniels, president of Daniels Manufacturing Corporation in Orlando, put letters in employees’ paystub envelopes, saying if President Trump doesn’t win reelection, they might lose their jobs.Sister station WESH spoke to some of the 170 employees as they were heading home from DMC, where a Trump banner is displayed on the flag pole out front.Some said they were voting for Trump, while others said they were upset to receive a letter, obtained by WESH through a company source. The company, which makes tools and electronics for the aerospace, military and aircraft industries, has been weathering the economic downturn. The letter warns: “If Trump and the Republicans win (the election), DMC will hopefully be able to continue operating, more or less as it has been operating lately.” “However, if Biden and the Democrats win, DMC could be forced to begin permanent layoffs beginning in late 2020 and/or early 2021.”“Everybody has a choice to make their own decision,” employee Stan Smith said.Smith says the letter, which he considered offensive, is one of the reasons he’s quitting.Other workers, who told us they were too afraid to be fired to speak with us, said they felt intimidated by the letter.Daniels declined to be interviewed on camera, but said: “I have been doing this for years. I have an obligation to let workers know what could happen, based on the outcome of an election. They certainly should vote for the candidate they want.”Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

Workers at a Florida company are wondering about their job futures and whether that has anything to do with how they vote.

George Daniels, president of Daniels Manufacturing Corporation in Orlando, put letters in employees’ paystub envelopes, saying if President Trump doesn’t win reelection, they might lose their jobs.

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Sister station WESH spoke to some of the 170 employees as they were heading home from DMC, where a Trump banner is displayed on the flag pole out front.

Some said they were voting for Trump, while others said they were upset to receive a letter, obtained by WESH through a company source.

The company, which makes tools and electronics for the aerospace, military and aircraft industries, has been weathering the economic downturn.

The letter warns: “If Trump and the Republicans win (the election), DMC will hopefully be able to continue operating, more or less as it has been operating lately.”

“However, if Biden and the Democrats win, DMC could be forced to begin permanent layoffs beginning in late 2020 and/or early 2021.”

“Everybody has a choice to make their own decision,” employee Stan Smith said.

Smith says the letter, which he considered offensive, is one of the reasons he’s quitting.

Other workers, who told us they were too afraid to be fired to speak with us, said they felt intimidated by the letter.

Daniels declined to be interviewed on camera, but said: “I have been doing this for years. I have an obligation to let workers know what could happen, based on the outcome of an election. They certainly should vote for the candidate they want.”

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.


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