| Ken Lewenza|
CAW National President
"Mr. Glassman we are out here today asking you for a little bit of decency. Asking you to live up to your moral responsibility, asking you to treat these workers with respect and dignity. Take a look at the faces of people you have abandoned. Take a look at the faces of those that are prepared to fight for justice. We want justice.
This isn't five hundred dollars in isolation, it's about ten thousand dollars owed to this sister, it is about eighteen thousand owed to this young man, it's about nine thousand owed to this sister, sixteen thousand to this brother, seventeen thousand to this brother.
Brothers and sisters this is an incredible injustice against human beings exploited by Catalyst run by Mr. Newton Glassman. Let me say to Mr. Newton Glassman, you can run my friend but you cannot hide. You can lock these doors but we will be back the next time without notice and we'll take your office over until you provide the workers the respect that they deserve.
We are fighting for justice, it is not just about severance pay for 40 workers it is about corporate greed. It is about private equity companies buying over corporations and if they don't make profits they abandon workers and the law allows them to get away with it. Mr. Glassman get to the table, bargain an agreement with the billions of dollars that you have in resources to protect the interests of forty workers as they move on with their lives without the employer. You do not have the right, the moral right to walk away from worker who are owed money. So Mr. Glassman we are not going away.
You know he just sent me a letter through his lawyer that said:"I find the CAW is harassing me and I won't respond to the call". If you think a phone call is harassment, we are going to keep calling, we are going to keep coming out here until you sit it at the bargaining table and get a resolution for these workers."