Military mom faces being fired for talking to son.

This story is so absurd it seems unbelievable. Deployed to Afghanistan, Lance Corporal Mark Rhyne called his mom Teresa Danford. She answered and they talked. He seldom calls because he may have a chance to use a satellite phone about once a month. The next day she was suspended from work for three days and told if it happened again she would be fired. There is now a petition to force Crane Interiors to let Teresa talk to her deployed son.

This is also an example of why unions are important and why small details are negotiated in contracts. Some people cannot be trusted to use commonsense and know that employees have the right to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. Read the story here.

See petition here.

The person who suspended and threatened to fire her is Larry Officer LarryO@crane-interiors.com.

To write the company.
Crane Interiors
200 Alexander Dr.
Woodbury, TN. 37190
Voice: (615) 563-4800
Fax: (615) 563-8178

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About Michael T. McPhearson

Currently Michael is executive director of Veterans For Peace and co-chair of the Don't Shoot Coalition, A Saint Louis based coalition that formed in the aftermath of Michael Brown's police killing death in Ferguson, MO. From August 2010 to September 2013, Michael worked as the National Coordinator with United For Peace and Justice. He is a former board member of Veterans For Peace and as well as Executive Director from 2005 to 2010. He works closely with the Newark based People’s Organization for Progress and the Saint Louis centered Organization for Black Struggle. Michel also publishes the Mcphearsonreport.org expressing his views on war and peace, politics, human rights, race and other things. Michael also launched Reclaimthedream.org website as an effort to change the discourse and ignite a new conversation about Dr. Martin Luther King’s message and what it means to live in just and peaceful communities.