Country Crossing Employees Have Harsh Words for Gov. Riley

By: Tim Elliott Email
By: Tim Elliott Email

More than a thousand Country Crossing employees woke up this morning and weren't sure if they still had a job.

Many workers are fed up with this controversy and especially with Governor Riley.

“You don't even want to know what I think about him, I can't tell you that on TV, I’m sorry,” said Country Crossing employee Helen Hutchinson.

Many Country Crossing employees aren't happy with Alabama Governor Bob Riley.

“I think Riley needs to be impeached right now; I think he needs to behind bars.
I think he's a crook,” said Country Crossing supporter Dee Yeager.

Several employees gathered across the street from the entertainment complex.

They’re speaking out against the actions of Governor Riley's illegal gaming task force.

“I think it's uncalled for, unnecessary. We have asked the governor to come down several times come in and check the machines out and he doesn’t want to do it, he doesn’t want to do it the right way and I’m mad!” added Hutchinson.

Employees say one missed day of work sets them behind.

“I woke up at 4 o’clock this morning and was like ‘I don't have a job’, like that's my livelihood like not only did have to miss a day of work but I have to rearrange my checkbook now,” said Country Crossing employee Brandy Knotts.

“I didn't wake up expecting to wonder how I’m going to be paying next month's bills and wondering how I’m going to sit there and feed my kids,” said Country Crossing employee Jessika Harris.

“I have a lot of friends out here that are single parents that have little kids and they were out here crying this morning because they have no job now. They can't feed their kids they have no money to pay their rent,” said Hutchinson.

“There are so many families that depend on their jobs here,” added Harris.

For now, all the employees can do is watch...and wait.

I don't know, I don't even know if I have a job tomorrow,” said Country Crossing employee Kayla Gordon.

Governor Riley says it doesn't matter how many people work at the facility because he says the machines at country crossing are illegal.

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