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Subject: ALERT: GA PACIFIC puts toilet paper before the lives of hard working men & women
Date: Jul 14, 2008 11:55 AM
GA PACIFIC puts toilet paper before the lives of hard working men & women
Below is a Georgia Pacific Palatka Mill, Palatka, Florida, internal memo to employees claiming the Mill is exempt from the new law that protects the right to have a firearm in your vehicle in a parking lot.
What makes Georgia Pacific's Palatka Mill claim of exemption from the parking lot bill -- due to "Homeland Security" issues -- so ludicrous is what they do -- they cut down trees and make toilet paper. The rights of over 1,000 hardworking men and women are being violated over toilet paper.
Georgia Pacific bulletin posted on Tuesday, July 1 claims exemption:
On July 1, 2008, a Florida law is scheduled to go into effect permitting legally owned weapons to be kept in privately owned, locked vehicles in the parking lots of both public and private employers. Please be aware that Georgia-Pacificís Palatka Operations will be exempt from the new law as we are subject to MARSEC regulations (Fla. Stat. Section 790.251(7)(g)) and must comply with the Department of Homeland Securityís approved Facility Security Plan for the mill that prohibits weapons from Georgia-Pacific Palatka Operationsí property (33 C.F.R. Parts 101-106).
Weapons covered by our policy include firearms of any type; bow and arrows, cross bows, and knifes or cutting instruments that are not used as part of your job function at Georgia-Pacific. Small pocket knives are permissible.
Company property includes any and all land and vehicles owned by
Georgia-Pacific; this includes the parking lots.
Georgia-Pacific has always been dedicated to ensuring our employees, customers and visitors are provided the safest work environment possible.
For more information on our company policy on Workplace Nonviolence and Weapons, please see page 18 of Georgia-Pacificís Code of Conduct. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please contact the Human Resources Department.
Thanks for all you do. Please continue to work safely.