Workers recover stolen wages from construction company

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As many as 60 area employees are eligible for the settlement money, according to Jorge Rivera, a labor organizer with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35 (IUPAT DC35).

“When they were getting paid, they were getting paid by personal check,” Rivera said. “Or it was a company check, but the company check didn’t register the hours they worked – so no deductions for state or federal taxes, no deductions for social security.”

Non-union workers employed by Quest, some of whom were undocumented immigrants, also complained of verbal abuse, intimidation and threats of deportation, Rivera said.

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