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02/19/2019 | Civic Engagement
Published By:Huffington Post

Severance Pay Could Be The Next Big Progressive Labor Cause

The effort in New Jersey grew directly out of that Toys R Us campaign. Infuriated over the lack of severance, former Toys R Us employees began publicly protesting against the bankrupt company’s debtholders last year. They took on the name Rise Up Retail and began agitating for better protections for all retail workers who lose their jobs. The effort is backed by the Organization United for Respect, which has a history of organizing Walmart employees, and the liberal advocacy group Center for Popular Democracy.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019