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Posted 4 years ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Laid-Off Workers Hit Jackpot Against Casino

An Alabama casino that repeatedly laid off its employees without notice may end up owing millions to its former workers after losing its appeal of a federal lawsuit. VictoryLand, a greyhound racing track that grew to include a casino with electronic bingo machines, conducted three rounds of layoffs in 2010. The first round, in January, affected 68 workers and was intended to be temporary. But the second and third rounds terminated the jobs of every casino employee, and were the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Bankruptcy Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Laid-Off Hostess Workers Still Fighting for Pensions

When Hostess Brands Inc. announced it was going out of business, Twinkie lovers panicked, clearing out grocery shelves and forking over nearly $60 for a single box on eBay. But Hostess’ 18,500 workers faced bigger problems: a sluggish economy, high unemployment and a pension system that’s $55 million in the red. Pensions were at the center of contentious labor negotiations that broke down when the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) went on strike. After Hostess violated union …

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