Re "Feds seek to stop Lehi Roller Mills from doing business" (Tribune, July 24):
Three cheers for the U.S. Labor Department. It is supporting Utah workers!
From the news story, I conclude that Lehi Roller Mills failed to pay workers on its June 22 payroll (work done June 3-16) and then again on its July 6 payroll (work done June 17-30).
Workers then protested by not reporting for work. Owner Sherman Robinson claimed the workers resigned when they protested. He first breached the employment contract by not paying the workers.
In fact, Robinson seems to have violated federal and state labor laws. Since he could not get financing from the banks, he borrowed money from his workers. Instead of thanking them, he fired them and continued to use their $67,000 until July 20.
Robinson likes to shift the blame for his failing business to his workers, to the bank and to the feds.
Dean A. Campbell