The Rubashkin Family Is
Postville's New Aristocracy
What Happened To Postville?
Basically some New York Hassidic 'Flim-Flam' artists,
walked into a small Iowa town, bought off the local politicians, and
established a giant slaughterhouse. They quickly flooded the plant with
Mexican, Guatemalan, and Chinese immigrants.
The Rubashkin Family quickly took control of the town, and now it's a
cross between Krakow, and Mexico.
What Is Agri-Processors?
AgriProcessors bought a old processing plant and converted to a
kosher meat processing plant for beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Postville's Only Employer
In 1988, Rubashkin and 300 Hasidic
rabbis from the U.S., and Tel Aviv, came to Postville (Pop 1378), and
bought a shuttered plant. The Jews despised the locals, started
their own school, and refused to mix. Today the town has
and the plant employees 800.
teamsters could stop truck shipments, but other than Hoffa, that union
is a Jewish crowd.
A Mysterious Fire
In 2003 a Postville turkey plant, which employed 350, suddenly
burned down in the middle of the night.
Employees Make $6.50 An Hour
Juan and Quanto, are from Zacapa,
paid an coyote $15,000 to bring them, and their five
children, to America, and to Agri-Processors.
They suffer with short paychecks, no
other than Medicaid. But their kids get a great education, and Quanto's
mother will soon get Social Security, that eases their financial burden.
Will Postville Be A Remake Of 'The Long
Is Moses Rubashkin the next Will Varner, will his daughter Niomi Rubashkin,
be Clara Varner. Will some handsome Iowa farm boy entrap the young Clara?
Not really, the Rubashkin family, and all the Jewish managers, live
in an exclusive community,
'Kosher Hill',. Their children go to boarding schools, until it's time for Harvard.
'Postville' - The Book
Stephan G Bloom, from the University of Iowa wrote a
best seller about this
of this culture clash.
Kids Working At The Plant
The Rabbis control the town, so no one says anything about the
child labor abuses.
20 Years Of Living Together - Child
Molesters And Amphetamines
In 1987, Postville (1376 pop) was in economic crisis, and Rubashkins looked like a good partner, but that was then, and this is
The Town Has A Cancer
Twenty years later, the locals aren't exactly happy with
Jews," as they're called. They drive like maniacs,
never mow their lawns, build without permits, bargain furiously, and
wait months, if ever, to pay their bills. Faye Beeh says they don't
even make eye contact on the street.
As the towns people became more antagonistic, the good
Rabbis reminded everyone of the Hate Crime laws. The town wanted Agri-Processors
to pay taxes, and Rubashkin called them
Anti-Semites. The town learned
these are parasites and now
want them gone.