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To: Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison

Lowe’s employees deserve severance

Lowe’s employees deserve severance

Lowe’s told thousands of store employees earlier this month that our jobs were being eliminated and outsourced to contractors from a third-party company.

Meanwhile Lowe's received $700 million in tax breaks and approved $10 billion in shareholder buybacks. Executives and shareholders have made themselves richer, while the rest of us are losing our jobs, livelihoods, and benefits.

We call on Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison to guarantee severance pay for laid off Lowe’s employees and prevent further outsourcing.

Why is this important?

My name is Patricia Wilkerson and I worked at Lowe’s in Dayton, TX for over 15 years. I’m left without a job and without severance pay

It has been very difficult not being given a permanent job and having been laid off twice from Lowe’s. I have had to work for cash as a design assistant and personal driver off and on to scrape by and even my grown children have had to help me . As a result, I'm behind on my mortgage and could lose my home. Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison has shut down stores across the country and fired thousands of employees in order to increase profits for top executives.

This isn’t right. Ellison needs to take responsibility for destroying our jobs and offer support for struggling families like mine who have been serving this company for years.

This is the same corporate greed that is hurting hundreds of thousands of working people and our families at other retailers – and it needs to end.

We call on Lowe’s to pay severance to store employees whose jobs he destroyed. For every year worked, we call for a week’s worth of pay. We further call on him to take steps to protect the jobs that remain at Lowe’s, so that our former coworkers have more assurance that their lives won't be thrown into chaos, as mine has been.

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Reasons for signing

  • I used to work at Lowe’s, they keep making changes and saying it’s for the benefit of the customers when really it’s to save the company money. In my experience, Lowe’s does not care about their employees. Period.
  • Because as an associate of Lowe's it is very scary not knowing when the rug will be pulled out from under you and it breaks my heart this happened to do many and seeing these third party company's do shoddy work makes me not realize why you would take away a job from someone who would actually work and give to some that honestly act like they don't want to
  • Living on my own place and they’ve not letting me know until last minute. That’s what hurt the most I have been working for Lowe’s 2 years and 6 months on a job. Some of employees wondering when I will be back to work and they are happy to see me but sadly it hard enough for some employees feeling lost and didn’t receive any news until one week after I was being laid off. Corporate needs to inform us and give us a timetable. That’s why I decided to sign a petition.

Updates

2019-08-20 06:26:01 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2019-08-15 14:41:20 -0400

500 signatures reached

2019-08-15 05:51:34 -0400

100 signatures reached

2019-08-14 19:28:24 -0400

50 signatures reached

2019-08-14 08:02:01 -0400

25 signatures reached

2019-08-13 16:33:47 -0400

10 signatures reached