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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Around midnight on the Monday before Thanksgiving, 2,700 workers at United Furniture Industries in Mississippi got a text message that they were terminated immediately and barred from the workplace. "Your layoff from the company is expected to be permanent and all benefits will be terminated immediately without provision of COBRA," the company texted, denying employees a continuation of their health care benefits under federal law.

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One worker has already filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly violating the federal Worker Adjustment and Retaining Act, which requires at least 60 days notice of a company shutdown.

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This is why corporations shouldn't have Personhood under the Law.

And why running the People's government by the bottom line rules of business, aka neoliberalism, is a very, very bad idea that has now become commonplace.

Don't think Republicans will get rid of Social Security if they can? Or gerrymander every District in America if they can?

Watch them.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-27 05:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

-And why running the People's government by the bottom line rules of business, aka neoliberalism, is a very, very bad idea that has now become commonplace.

What does that have to do with a private company closing and laying off all it's employees?

#2 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-27 06:48 PM | Reply

Someone slap Bev on the back of his head so the right answer will come out.

But gently, I know it's in there.

www.globalpolicyjournal.com

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-27 07:52 PM | Reply

You poor sap. You think that unrelated article helps you?

Now I have to ask what Trump has to do with a private employer closing and laying off workers.

Can you use your own words or do you need help?

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-27 08:03 PM | Reply

The company is closing, probably completely out of cash, these aren't LAYOFFS.

Any employee that didn't know this was happening is out of luck, good luck getting anyone to buy the company now with a lawsuit hanging over its head, nice work.

What does that have to do with a private company closing and laying off all it's employees?

The employees should be paid in perpetuity, according to Corky.

#5 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-11-27 08:24 PM | Reply

Now I have to ask what Trump has to do with a private employer closing and laying off workers.

It took 2 posts to get to Trump, that's progress in my book.

#6 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-11-27 08:25 PM | Reply

-This is why corporations shouldn't have Personhood under the Law.

Let's start your psychiatric evaluation here

What, exactly, is why corporations shouldn't have personhood?

This company failing?

LOL

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-27 08:26 PM | Reply

-these aren't LAYOFFS.

You're right. Simply put, their employment was terminated.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-27 08:31 PM | Reply

So which is it Bev, not reading the article or poor reading comprehension?

I can see a mix.

"The introduction of the rules of behavior taken from the corporate sector into politics means that politicians no longer see people whom they rule as co-citizens but as employees.

Employees can be hired and fired, humiliated and dismissed, ripped off, cheated or ignored."

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-27 08:46 PM | Reply

-not reading the article

Which article?

The thread article or the unrelated deflection one you tossed in?

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-27 08:51 PM | Reply

Companies applied for and received government money to insure the employment of theeir work force, it would be good to know if this enployer did so because it constitures fraud to accept the payments from the federal government but lay off the workers at the same time.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2022-11-27 08:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

11

You can explain how PPP money works to her, corky.

And I know it's really heartbreaking for you to learn that people of sizable wealth and politicians lack empathy for the plight of average joes.

But adults have always known that.

If you have the balls, find one and ask.

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-27 08:59 PM | Reply

#10

Pretend confusion? Real Confusion?

A mix?

All you really have to do is read the quote to see the parallel drawn.

Like I said, -And why running the People's government by the bottom line rules of business, aka neoliberalism, is a very, very bad idea that has now become commonplace.

Claro?

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-27 09:00 PM | Reply

LOL

The world is too scary for you, little fella.

Stick to reading Narnia and blogging.

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-27 09:13 PM | Reply

OK so, we'll go with you got nuthin'.

It does explain a lot.

The "world" wasn't always as it is since TR and FDR curtailed The Gilded Age, which was revived as rwing neoliberalism with Thatcherism and Reaganism.... Supply-Side, Trickle Down economics that even it's originators and proponents now say has never ever werked.

"The entire history of capitalism can be readily understood as the struggle between these two principles: is the democratic principle "exported" from politics to rule in economics too, or is the hierarchical principle of company organization to invade the political sphere.

Social democracy was essentially the former; neoliberalism was the latter."

Try to think of this as a learning place, Bev....

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-27 09:21 PM | Reply

Neoliberalism

You learned a new word?

Good for you.

TR & FDR

Your article makes it about trump.

But it's a cute little word ... .

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-27 09:37 PM | Reply

#15 | POSTED BY CORKY

You are going nowhere spewing your rhetoric. Your "educational" material is from "fantasyland" originating from Harrison University's Business School.

#17 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-11-27 09:40 PM | Reply

Neoliberalism
You learned a new word?

Certainly seems like it.

#18 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-11-27 09:41 PM | Reply

#19

He's like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had a bastard child with a poor attention span.

www.investopedia.com

#20 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-27 09:53 PM | Reply

-The "world" wasn't always as it is since TR and FDR curtailed The Gilded Age,

JFC

#21 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-27 09:58 PM | Reply

It's touching that y'all are so concerned about a furniture factory in Mississippi. Meanwhile, in Silicon Valley ...

www.computerworld.com

#22 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-11-27 11:22 PM | Reply

#21

Still nuthin'.

Bev on a roll!

#23 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-27 11:23 PM | Reply

We clearly need a federally defined 2 week decency termination procedure.

#24 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-11-28 06:44 AM | Reply

#25 - this is why I don't bother with you and your idiotic posts.

#26 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-28 07:29 AM | Reply

"It's touching that y'all are so concerned about a furniture factory in Mississippi. Meanwhile, in Silicon Valley ... "

It's touching that you actually are pretending to care about Silicon Valley and Californian employees!

Now how many of those companies laid off their employees in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend with no warnings no benefits and no severance pay?

I am gonna bet zero without even looking.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-28 09:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ira Goldberg is puppet16? Welcome back -------.

Sad how these people can't accept being purged and come back as sockpuppets.

This company could have given more warning that the business was failing. They could have not just terminated everyone without any warning.

Don't work for -------s is the moral of this story. That means Eberly and puppet16 should have problems finding employees. Lol.

#30 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-28 09:25 AM | Reply

If the company no longer has a health plan, then COBRA is not available per Federal Law.

However, there is an exception: Union members who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement that provides for a medical plan may be entitled to continued coverage.

This is what happens when you don't have a union.

#31 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-11-28 10:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They're dumb in Mississippi,they think the company cares about them and no union is needed.

Companies hate unions because unions force them to pay up and not cheat workers.

They keep the owners as honest as possible.

#32 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-28 10:40 AM | Reply

#33 - this is why I don't bother with you and your idiotic posts.

#34 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-28 02:41 PM | Reply

They're dumb in Mississippi

That's what makes it a conservative utopia.

The more ignorant the population, the easier they are to control.

It's why conservatives do everything in their power to attack education and educators.

#35 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-11-28 02:45 PM | Reply

Danni,

How long do you think accepting PPP funds protects employees jobs?

They got it where I work but employees are long since past the time they couldn't be laid off.

#37 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-11-28 03:45 PM | Reply

"What, exactly, is why corporations shouldn't have personhood?"

Um, because rgey areb't people. Duh!

#38 | Posted by danni at 2022-11-28 05:14 PM | Reply

"Your layoff from the company is expected to be permanent and all benefits will be terminated immediately without provision of COBRA"

Now, **** off and have a miserable Christmas,

Mr. Potter

#39 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-28 05:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"How long do you tut we should also consider the effect on the economy if there were no funds available to keep people working.

"They got it where I work but employees are long since past the time they couldn't be laid off.
'
Employees are in great demand right now, lay offs are not a big problem with such low unemployment numbers.

sd

#40 | Posted by danni at 2022-11-28 05:23 PM | Reply

Wtf is in the water in Kansas ? SAD!

#41 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-28 10:08 PM | Reply

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