Thursday, February 21, 2008

Monster Cable Refuses to Pay Severance to 60+ Workers, Retaliates for Boycott Campaign

In the past 7 months, CPA and Monster Cable workers halted public protests to try to resolve this conflict with Monster Cable. Workers even offered to end their boycott if the company restored the original 4 weeks severance offered. Unfortunately, the company has refused to pay ANY severance at all, rejecting community mediators’ efforts to reach a settlement and ignoring appeals by workers. Workers and CPA believe that the company is upset over the negative publicity from the boycott campaign and video, and retaliating against workers who were involved in it.

The result: over 60 workers have received $0 in severance from Monster Cable. In a few months, workers’ retraining and unemployment benefits end and they will face the challenge of finding stable living-wage jobs. Meanwhile, in December 2007, Monster Cable laid off the remaining production workers, a total of over 200 workers laid off in the last year and a half.

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