To: David Brandon, CEO of Toys R Us

Toys R Us: Employees Deserve Severance Pay

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Toys R Us goes bankrupt while paying its CEO and top executives millions of dollars. Thousands of employees are losing their jobs as Toys R Us liquidates its entire operation in the United States.

We call on Toys R Us to give all employees severance pay.

Why is this important?

My name is Mikey and I work at Toys R Us in Eugene, Oregon. This week, I found out from news reports that Toys R Us will shutdown and liquidate its entire U.S. operation.

This news is devastating to say the least. My coworkers and I have no idea what’s going on or when our store will close – all of the updates we’re getting are from the news and corporate is keeping us in the dark.

I love my job so much. I enjoy working at Toys R Us and helping kids find toys they love in the store. But I’ve heard that Toys R Us owners are Wall Street companies that don’t care about running a toy business – they just want a quick profit.

Thousands of families counting on these jobs will be impacted by Toys R Us’ going out of business. We will lose our jobs.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Toys R Us, David Brandon, makes a base salary of $3.7 million. Just days before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last September, 5 of the top Toys 'R' Us executives received $8.2 million in retention bonuses. David Brandon received $2.8 million and asked for court approval of up to another $12 million in incentive bonuses.

This corporate greed is hurting me and my family. And it’s unacceptable. We’re losing our jobs and our livelihoods while these executives gave themselves huge payoffs.

We call on Toys R Us and Babies R Us to give all laid off employees severance pay.

Thanks for standing with us.


Reasons for signing

  • I signed because I did everything to keep my toys r us Stockton dc job ..I even drove a bike to work three months pregnant...
  • Because i work for toy r us for18 year
  • Because I worked there building a career for 5 years gave them all my time and effort to have them deceive us and lie about what they were doing

Updates

2018-11-20 17:50:56 -0500
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Petition is successful with 11,008 signatures

2018-07-20 09:57:36 -0400

Lawmakers sent a letter to KKR, Bain, and Vornado asking them to compensate the roughly 33,000 people who lost their jobs at Toys R Us: https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawmakers-question-kkr-bain-capital-over-toys-r-us-failure-1530896043

2018-06-04 12:12:09 -0400

Toys R Us employee Tracy Forbes and Fair Workweek's Carrie Gleason spoke to CNBC about why workers are calling for a severance package from the retailer.

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/06/04/toys-r-us-employees-fight-for-severance-pay.html

2018-05-16 19:10:28 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2018-03-30 12:22:07 -0400

Media hit: "Toys R Us Workers Start Severance Pay Petition" https://patch.com/new-jersey/wayne/toys-r-us-workers-start-severance-pay-petition

2018-03-20 19:47:17 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2018-03-19 12:52:48 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2018-03-16 23:31:22 -0400

500 signatures reached

2018-03-15 00:12:21 -0400

100 signatures reached

2018-03-14 18:56:42 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-03-14 18:28:11 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-03-14 17:55:38 -0400

10 signatures reached