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Sanitation Overtime

Raleigh, NC: (Nov-15-07) Over 45 sanitation workers brought charges against the city, alleging that it did not pay them for services rendered and overtime work. The long ensuing suit had a recent development, when the City Council approved a settlement that could pay the workers up to $15,000 in their complaints about unpaid work. Records show that the payout came on top of the $45,000 in checks the city issued 200 workers in March 2007. The dispute stemmed from more than 50 workers filing suit, claiming that they had to contend with skeleton crews, 12-hour shifts and broken promises of overtime pay. The city hired more workers after the September walkouts, gave full-time status to part-time workers and, by most workers' accounts, fixed the overtime problem. Documents reveal that following the walkout, Solid Waste Services Director Gerald Latta retired and workers continued their fight for back pay through the union. The city reached a settlement, agreeing to pay 46 sanitation workers between $50 and $325 each. [NEWS & OBSERVER: SANITATION WORKERS]

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Published on Nov-17-07


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