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Former Employer Pays $2,250
Local 264 Retiree
Insists on Vacation Pay


Edward Grzyb
UE retiree Edward Grzyb with a check for vacation pay totaling more than $2,000, obtained through the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office with the help of Local 264.

Edward Grzyb, a retired member of UE Local 264, had the union’s backing in his successful attempt to collect payment from his former boss.

Grzyb was on layoff from EIS Wire and Cable in South Hadley on Oct. 5, 1998 when EIS was sold to NEGI, just a month before his scheduled retirement from the wire and cable manufacturing plant.

He attempted to collect payment for the five weeks of vacation he was owed since laid off in the late spring of 1998, but received no satisfaction from Marvin Goodless, the previous owner of EIS.

The retiree filed a complaint with the state Attorney General’s office on Feb. 1, 1999. The Attorney General’s office acted swiftly; an attorney for Goodless quickly agreed to settle with Grzyb for the entire amount.

On March 5, Grzyb received a check from the Attorney General’s office for entire amount of vacation pay owed him: $2,250.12

Grzyb was assisted by his local union in pursuing his vacation pay claim. He had been a UE member in good standing since 1975 when workers at the then-Holyoke Wire and Cable plant voted to join the union.

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