A large group of workers in chicken plants have just resolved claims of unpaid wages for $3.3 million. The workers alleged they went significantly underpaid when hired out by subcontractors for federally funded contracts to remove potentially infected poultry waste. The main contractor responsible for the affected workers is the Massachusetts based Clean Harbors Environments Services Inc. They allegedly failed to ensure that workers were getting paid in accordance with the contracted rates. The settlement will recover wages for more than 4,000 workers throughout nearly 90 job locations across the state of Iowa.
The lawsuit specifically noted that subcontractors for ...Continue Reading →