The Death of an Essential Worker at Briggs & Stratton: Say His Name, Mike Jackson!

“,,,, This is the story of Mike Jackson. Mike was born on April 14th, 1975 all those that knew and loved him affectionately knew him as Big Mike. For the past year and a half Mr. Jackson was a member of the united steel workers local union 2-232 and employed as an assembler for Briggs & Stratton at their Burleigh headquarters located in Wauwatosa, WI. Micheal Jackson was a hard working husband and father of eight who was determined to lead and provide for his family by any means necessary. Micheal, along with his co workers worked within close confines on the assembly line in the Briggs & Stratton generator department. Throughout the pending pandemic Micheal and his co workers were asked to work more hours at an exhausting rate to help keep product pumping out the door for Briggs & Stratton, a company that produces small engine lawn mowers and pressure washers. Mike, along with his co workers were extremely upset that they were deemed as essential workers during the pandemic when the product that they produce is not at all essential to public health and safety….”

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