Former U.S. Marble Employees Without a Job, Without a Final Paycheck
“Keep your heads up. Keep going. Fight for what you got,” said Ben Strand, a former U.S. Marble employee.
Employees expected to get their paychecks Friday but the company sent an e-mail Thursday saying that’s not happening.
Clio Holdings, the group that used to own U.S. Marble says they’re unable to fund payroll and accrued PTO.
“It’s like ‘oh my gosh what am I going to do now?’” said Strand.
Over 100 people without a job and now without pay.
Now, many former U.S. Marble employees are scrambling to figure out how to make ends meet.
“Now it’s more of a rush to find a job so I can make sure I don’t lose my cars, my house, got to feed the kids,” said Strand. “I promised my daughter I was going to take her to Chuck E. Cheese. Wednesday’s her birthday, well Tuesday’s her birthday, and I had to cancel that out.”
Daniel Snyder worked there for 26 years.
He is heartbroken about the closure.
“The way it went down was not, it was not right,” said Snyder. “You’re waiting for your paycheck to get here and you’re already stressed out and all of a sudden you see no pay core.”
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the WARN Act requires employers with more than 100 employees to give them a 60 day notice before closing down the plant. We reached out to dozens of lawyers to find out if U.S. Marble is in violation of this. While we haven’t heard back, a former employee has already filed a lawsuit.
“I went from having a couple people behind me to now I have almost every shop behind me under Premiere Services and U.S. Marble,” said Zachary Bentley, a former U.S. Marble employee.
Bentley filed the lawsuit and while he’s upset over the loss of his job and paycheck, he says it’s the people he’ll miss the most.
“Marble was more or less a second family and that was the best thing that most employees in that plant had,” said Bentley.
Snyder says he is here for his fellow co-workers.
“I just want to let them know anything I can do to help, you know where I’m at or give me a call because I’ll do what I can,” said Snyder.