NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — In a record-breaking settlement, Comptroller John Liu won $2 million for 24 workers who were cheated out of wages and benefits by a contractor doing a job for the city.

“With this, we want to send a strong message to contractors that they must obey state labor law. And, we want to send a message to workers, that if they suspect that they’re being short-changed that we’re there to help,” said Liu.

1010 WINS Reporter Stan Brooks spoke with Comptroller John Liu

Liu told 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks the contractor, Paramount Equipment Rental, failed to pay the 24 employees for overtime, night-shift differentials and weekend work.

Liu stressed that cheating workers out of pay will not be tolerated. If companies don’t treat workers fairly, warned Liu, the city will go after them.

Comments (3)
  1. Robert says:

    If you work in NJ, look up “Employment-At-Will”…then you’ll know why workers need unions.

  2. johnny says:

    See that. Laws are already on the books that protect workers. What do we need a Union for?

    1. reality-based educator says:

      Hey Johnny,

      How do you think the laws that protect workers got on the books in the first place? Do you think the business owners and corporate overlords put them there? Or did unions and unionized employees FIGHT to get these laws put on the books?

      Without unions to fight for the interests of both unionized and non-unionized employees, the United States will continue to veer toward a feudalistic state in which the corporate overlords steal more and more of the country’s wealth, exploit more and more of the country’s people and eventually chain us all with debt and despair into the New World Feudal Order.

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