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JW

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So just what is a WARN notice?

According to the United States Department of Labor, a WARN Notice
protects workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers with 100 or more employees to provide at least 60 calendar days advance written notice of a plant closing and mass layoff affecting 50 or more employees at a single site of employment.
WARN makes certain exceptions to the requirements when layoffs occur due to unforeseeable business circumstances, faltering companies, and natural disasters.
Advance notice gives workers and their families some transition time to adjust to the prospective loss of employment, to seek and obtain other jobs, and if necessary, to enter skill training or retraining that will allow these workers to compete successfully in the job market.
Employees entitled to notice under WARN include managers and supervisors, as well as hourly and salaried workers.

What is missing from the Georgetown Steel WARN notice?

James E. Sanderson, Jr. and his son Jamie's names are missing from the list of employees affected by the mill closure. So how did James keep and himself and his son Jamie employed while the other union members are out of work again? Why is it the Sandersons always get to keep that paycheck while the real workers go on unemployment?

concernedperson

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Re: What is a WARN notice and what is missing from the steel mill notice?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 09:51:01 AM »
Since we cannot count on the Georgetown Times to do their job as the paper of record does anyone have a copy of the notice you are taling about so we can all see it?

forklift driver

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Re: What is a WARN notice and what is missing from the steel mill notice?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 04:35:37 PM »
Does anyone know if Tupelo Humes is no the list. Want to bet the mill is still paying him since he is on city council?

Tom Rubillo

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Re: What is a WARN notice and what is missing from the steel mill notice?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 03:30:49 PM »
If he is on the payroll he would have to recuse himself from voting on any matter relating to the mill.  It would be a violation of SC ethics laws to do so.

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Re: What is a WARN notice and what is missing from the steel mill notice?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 12:53:57 PM »
If he is on the payroll he would have to recuse himself from voting on any matter relating to the mill.  It would be a violation of SC ethics laws to do so.

HA. Yeah. That'll stop him.

Tom Rubillo

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Re: What is a WARN notice and what is missing from the steel mill notice?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2020, 10:59:08 AM »
Violations of law are only stopped if those with credible knowledge report them.  Suspicions and conspiracy theories are meaningless.  Uncovering evidence of actual wrongdoing is the only thing that counts.  In this particular case, any vote in favor of the steel mill will have to be made out in the open as part of the public record.  In public corruption or ethics violation cases, there is another fact that has to be proven, namely, payment of money in exchange for the vote (in support of a public corruption charge) or, in the absence of proof of a quid pro quo (like, for example, being on the regular payroll of the beneficiary of the vote), to establish an ethic violation. 

In general, while skepticism about  the motives and intentions of public officials is epidemic (or even pandemic) these days, it is always better to take a deep breath, assess the actual evidence and then decide what to do and how to do it.  Talk is cheap.  If there is evidence of wrongdoing, report it to the proper authorities and then, if you think it important to go public with the information and your actions, report it all here and elsewhere.  That's my best advice.  Meanwhile, so far as I know Mr. Humes is no longer employed by the steel mill and is pretty bitter about all that.  That impression comes from his Facebook postings.  If that is correct, it would not be prudent for anyone to prejudge how he might vote on zoning or other issues regarding the mill that come before city council.  Wait and see.