Workers at a factory in North Carolina’s Cartersville care home for seniors, and they’ve been protesting for months over a car that was repossessed.
The workers want to know how much it will cost them to have it repossess.
A spokesperson for the Workers Care program says the agency would not comment on a specific case, but that workers are not required to pay for repossessions unless the property is taken from them.
They’re calling it a “tax on the poor,” because if someone is in need of help, they shouldn’t have to pay.
Car owners in the area are also worried about a proposed tax on those who buy new vehicles, a proposal that the Workers’ Care program has been pushing for months.
In a letter sent to the state legislature last month, the Workers’, Care program argued that the current tax could drive up insurance premiums, leading to a “double whammy” of increasing medical costs and “further increasing the cost of life-saving medical care.”
They’re hoping the tax will be a one-time tax, and that it won’t be a permanent one.