Mill employee's claims total $3.2M

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Unpaid claims from Blue Heron Paper Co. employees total up to $3.2 million.

 

When the Oregon City mill abruptly closed in February, about 175 workers lost their jobs. They did not receive severance pay as required by law, their accrued vacation pay or other benefits. 
The workers are owed up to $3.2 million. The claim is lumped in with other administrative expenses that will be paid -- in part or in full -- after the mill is sold and after secured creditors get all their money. 
Secured creditors -- always the first to be paid -- fared well but so far "(we've) not seen a single dollar paid to workers," said Greg Hartman, a union attorney speaking on the employees' behalf.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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