The rigging of the system is never more apparent than now as we sit down to watch the modern day gladiators battle for a trophy even as Labor is performing foreclosure inspections upon their own homes. The photo above stands as the true perversion of democracy with only two choices in an election of which candidate has less Alzheimers than the other. As millions of Americans settle in to enjoy the spectacle of the Super Bowl, a stark and troubling reality unfolds behind the scenes. While Prime Vendors and Management revels in the festivities, toasting to profits and touchdowns, a segment of the workforce finds themselves trudging through deserted streets, inspecting foreclosed properties for a mere $7 fee. The stark contrast between the luxury of Super Bowl Sunday and the laborious tasks undertaken by these workers highlights the pervasive inequality and exploitation that exists within our society. As Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD have all agreed to pay Labor $30 for exterior inspections and $45 for interior inspections, NAMFS members have conspired to keep the pay artificially low. This, coming on the heels of the wage theft and tax fraud committed by Assero, controlled by HUD Awardee 24 Asset Management and Fast Eddie San Roman.
For many, the Super Bowl represents a day of celebration, camaraderie, and excess. It’s a time when friends and families gather around the TV, indulging in food, drinks, and the spectacle of the game. However, amidst the fanfare, it’s crucial to acknowledge those who are left out of the festivities — the workers who are forced to labor while others play.
In the realm of foreclosure inspections, the disparity is particularly glaring. While Management enjoys the fruits of their labor, workers are tasked with conducting inspections, often in harsh weather conditions and with little compensation. The paltry sum of $7 per inspection is a slap in the face to their dignity and worth as human beings. What’s more concerning is the broader pattern of exploitation and disregard for workers’ rights that this situation exemplifies. It’s indicative of a system that prioritizes profit over people, where Management reaps the benefits while Labor is left to scrape by on meager wages.
But this is not just an issue of economic inequality; it’s also a matter of social justice. The fact that workers are expected to toil away on Super Bowl Sunday while others enjoy leisure time speaks volumes about the skewed priorities of our society. It’s time to recognize the inherent value of labor and to demand better treatment for those who keep our economy running. No one should have to work under such exploitative conditions, especially not on a day that is supposed to be a symbol of unity and shared enjoyment.
As consumers and citizens, we have a responsibility to hold companies accountable for their treatment of workers. We must advocate for fair wages, better working conditions, and respect for the dignity of all individuals, regardless of their job title or socioeconomic status. The answer does not lie in the schemes of antitrust spun by NAMFS itself and its Membership all under the watchful eye of HUD’s Acting Deputy Director of Procurement Craig Karnes, but rather with Labor’s refusal to continue working as slaves in a nearly ALL WHITE Industry dominated by Eric Miller, NAMFS’ Executive Director.
So, as you settle in to watch the Super Bowl this year, take a moment to reflect on the unseen workers who make it possible. Let’s work towards a future where everyone can enjoy the fruits of their labor, not just a privileged few. Join with your fellow brothers and sisters in Labor and take a stand against the onboarding of illegal aliens. Join with your colleagues today. And join with the International Association of Field Service Technicians (IAFST) in just saying NO to the outright illegality of what has become our Industry.