"Temp warehouse workers take action over missing wages
Press contact: Abraham Mwaura, Warehouse Workers for Justice: 312.775.2154 email@example.com
Who: Employees of Reliable Staffing agency, local clergy and community supporters
What: Employees of Reliable Staffing agency will attempt to collect billing and pay records from the temp staffing agency. Workers have complained about problems with their pay to the company and delivered written requests for records from the company but have not received records they are entitled to by law. A community delegation will be there to support employees claiming thousands of dollars in owed back wages.
When: Monday, February 21 at 11 a.m.
Workers at Reliable Staffing in New Lenox, IL are fighting for wages still owed to them after the Christmas season. Several warehouse workers employed by the agency at area warehouses approached Warehouse Workers for Justice for assistance when they discovered that they had not been paid for all the wages they were due.
"The checks were always short," said Robert Hines, who worked as a Reliable employee at the WalMart warehouse in Elwood. "When I asked a supervisor about it they told me that they don't handle that and gave me the run around. I worked hard for peanuts."
Will County News called Reliable Staffing in order to get their response. Will County News left a message and asked Reliable Staffing to call back with their response. If you are from Reliable Staffing and reading this, you can also email your response to: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: In a Herald-News article regarding this issue--"The group said the requested records will prove Reliable employees were underpaid, not paid overtime and, in some cases, were paid less than the legal minimum wage.