Today is the one year anniversary of the resolution of the Penland illegal overtime boycott. As many people ask about the resolution, I just wanted to update everyone who helped make this a possibility.
As far as we can tell, Penland has repaid all the coordinators from 2000 - 2007 (some receiving over $8,000). I cannot tell you exactly how much was repaid as Penland won't release those numbers to me but we estimate that it is at least $50,000 but under $100,000. This was a significant sum of money returned to coordinators and shows how many people were victimized by this policy.
We couldn't have done it without the help hundreds of people who wrote letters and supported our efforts to get economic justice for all the hard working former coordinators at Penland.
Thank you for your help!