The seeds of real news and fake news are in rumors. And lots of those rumors are part and parcel of social media sites. The rumors of Colonial Metals’ closing have been sprinkled in local facebook posts for about a week now.
In those posts, there’s inevitably a spark of truth. Columbia Spy‘s article of yesterday: “Colonial Metals closing – What we know so far” has more.
“The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (the “WARN Act”) is a US labor law which protects employees, their families, and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 calendar-day advance notification of plant closings and mass layoffs of employees, as defined in the Act. Employees entitled to notice under the WARN Act include managers and supervisors, hourly wage, and salaried workers. The WARN Act requires that notice also be given to employees’ representatives (i.e., a labor union), the local chief elected official (i.e. the mayor), and the state dislocated worker unit.” – Wikipedia
US Department of Labor’s PLANT CLOSING AND LAYOFFS “protects workers, their families and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide notification 60 calendar days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs.”
“Columbia police investigate damage to same vehicle 2 nights in a row” – Lancaster Online