One of the two Eugene Wild Oats stores is closing. While yes, Wild Oats is a corporation, there are still people behind it, local people, our neighbors, friends and family. Wild Oats national is doing great injustice to the people who slaved for the store to make it a success. For example, some people who worked at the Wild Oats store, some more than 15 years, are getting at most 6 weeks of severance pay! How can it be possible for an individual to put out everythnig for something he/she believes in (natural foods) and get screwed so badly?!?!!! Any information you may have regarding previous legal actions is needed. We can't let the corporations hurt us like this, working is an evil paradox of life, the least we can do is hit the corporation hard so maybe it isn't as bad the next time around.
There was an article in the RG, link is http://www.registerguard.com/news/2004/10/23/a1.wildoats.1023.html
article is full of shit--wild oats is giving everyone flat severance pay packages, not based on how long you've worked there and employees were NOT ALLOWED to comment to the reporter, but boy, do they have a lot to say!
again, any information about past actions against wild oats would be really helpful as we try to gear up and tell this corporation that it can't violate our rights like this