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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:46 PM
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Laid-Off Qimonda Workers Fight Back (PLEASE sign the E petition link added)
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 04:49 PM by Omaha Steve

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By Allison Fletcher Acosta, on August 4th, 2009

Petition link: http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/qimonda

Until recently, thousands of people in the Richmond, VA area worked for Qimonda USA making memory chips for computers. In October of 2008, Qimonda started to lay off workers. Three months later Qimonda filed for bankruptcy and hundreds more workers were laid-off.

Today, only 46 people work for a company that once employed thousands.

When Qimonda filed for bankruptcy, most of the workers did not receive severance pay, pay for accrued time off, or other money they were owed. In fact, many workers did not even get paid for their last two weeks of work their paychecks bounced.

During bankruptcy proceedings, instead of standing up for the hundreds of laid-off workers, the company asked for and received incentive bonuses of up to $1.24 million for the 46 remaining employees!

Watch this video to see their story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks-Yee2XSFs&eurl=http%3A...

These workers are fighting to get the pay they are owed, and Richmond Jobs with Justice is standing strong beside them, but they need your help. Please sign this petition to the Chief Financial Officer of Qimonda Thomas Seifert and the U.S. Trustee assigned to this case Richard L. Schepacarter asking that the workers receive the pay they are entitled to.

Petition link: http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/qimonda



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