Dirtbag of the Week goes to
…. Forever 21, a self proclaimed ‘trendy’ retail clothing chain aimed at the 12-24 demographic, the most lucrative demographic there is, angered workers this week with a form letter sent to many of their full time employees. In reading the actual letter Forever 21 is responding to an ‘audit’ F21 decided to prevent and make it impossible most of it’s staff to get any sort of insurance. Cutting off current insurance, paid time off, and demoting them to part time.
It’s weird b/c I didn’t see Forever 21 as a small company. I’d like to see the cost analysis of the before and after the Affordable Healthcare Act goes into effect. This week Dirtbag award was a no-brainer once we saw this post pop up in out Facebook feed. Let them know on their Facebook page what you think of dirtbag moves like this.
From facebook post caption:
“Retail company Forever 21 sent this letter to all full time/non-management employees informing them that they will be demoted to part time, they and their families will lose their health and dental benefits, and they will no longer qualify for paid time off. Employees believe the company is punishing them to retaliate against Obamacare. We were asked to share this by one of our fans, and now we are asking you to do the same. Don’t underestimate the power of your SHARE. Two weeks ago, US Uncut was the first place to widely publish McDonald’s now notorious budget, and it went viral across mainstream media. “