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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

  • Unfair practices for profit
  • Severance language in a CBA is better. @Patricia Wilkerson- Call and walk into a Local union and ask them for job leads. The rich are at war with the poor and middle class, all over the world.
  • I was also a victim of this mess and during the time i was dealing with the health of my wife who died the same year i was left go. I had email proof of them trying to build a case to let me go and for no reason. I gave 10 yrs of my life to LOWE'S and i couldn't even get help from the Employee Relief Fund when i begged. It seems to me the ppl that suffered are the ones who gave the most time to LOWE'S


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

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