Tops Workers to Keep Severance

CLEVELAND Tops Markets workers who were overpaid severance and benefits when they were dismissed by the retailer will not be asked to return the money, in a reversal of the chain's previous position, union officials said last week. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 880 here said calculation errors made by Tops in December resulted in the retailer distributing nearly $400,000 more than it should

CLEVELAND — Tops Markets workers who were overpaid severance and benefits when they were dismissed by the retailer will not be asked to return the money, in a reversal of the chain's previous position, union officials said last week.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 880 here said calculation errors made by Tops in December resulted in the retailer distributing nearly $400,000 more than it should have to about 650 workers when the company closed its stores in the area.

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