Letters to the Editor-April 23, 2009

Disappointed with handling
of tannery closing

I am just writing to let you know that I worked at the tannery for 22 years, my last day of work was Thursday. At that point, Wolverine World Wide, a company that had a 96 million dollar profit last year, has not made a severance package to any of its employees. I think that is pretty despicable.

Since the day we were told of the closing, we have been treated very badly. We were told we would be treated with dignity, care and respect. What a joke! I am totally taken aback that WWW can treat the people that have worked for them for so many years with such disrespect.

I am sure that this will never be published, but, I felt that I had to at least try to be heard. WWW is not the wonderful place of employment that they want the City of Rockford to think they are. I am sure that we will eventually all be better off, but right now, the wound is still new and raw and with no severance package in sight, it hurts, as a new wound will.

Thanks for your time

Marsha Pollaski

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