Workers at Shopko warehouse in Sarpy are getting laid off — without promised severance pay

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      Employees at a Sarpy County Shopko distribution center are resigned to the fact that they’ll lose their jobs Monday.

      But now they’re also worried about not receiving severance pay they said they were promised if they stayed on the job until the end.

      “Even if it’s two weeks, well, two weeks is a lot,” said one employee, who didn’t want her name used because she feared retaliation.

      Advocacy groups and workers laid off from beleaguered stores like Sears, Kmart and Toys R Us have launched similar fights for severance payments. A $20 million severance fund was set up for eligible former Toys R Us employees last November, according to news reports. And Sears drew criticism for seeking bankruptcy court approval to pay out $25 million in executive bonuses while employees still were lobbying for severance.
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