The employer (Republic Windows And Doors http://www.montereyherald.com/ci_11161578?nclick_check=1&forced=true ) states that Bank America told them they cannot pay the workers their separation and vacation pay when Bank America received billions (See 60 Minutes Footage/transcript w/ head of Bank of America, Ken Lewis:
"The total was $125 billion of taxpayers' money. Bank of America, Lewis says, didn't need the money _ but got $25 billion anyway."
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/19/60minutes/main4531244.shtml) from the government of the people of the United States.
So why are they holding back a few thousand for the employees who are about to lose their livelihood? And will the company owners walk away with the untold liquidation numbers? And Bank America stalls the line of credit when they have these funds from OUR government.
"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." Lincoln's First Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861.