Madison workers give thanks to WRC

Just in time for Thanksgiving, WNPJ member group Worker Rights Center scored a significant victory for employees of the Madison-based cleaning firm Dirt Destroyers, which had failed to pay employees for hours worked, for travel time or overtime worked. Dirt Destroyers had refused to pay, even after the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development-Wage & Hour Division had investigated the company and ruled in favor of the workers. After the workers came to Worker Rights Center for help, WRC put out an alert, and the owner was soon deluged by emails and calls. WRC reports: "After a few days of this, and after his story changed a number of times, the owner finally relented and paid workers who had been waiting in one case for four months to get paid."