Allied Will Repay Back Wages to Massachusetts Workers

Date: October 18, 2001

Source: News Room

Allied Waste Industries Inc. (NYSE:AW) has agreed to pay $464,000 in back wages to about 300 workers who were underpaid while working for the trash hauler on municipal contracts in Massachusetts. About 80 percent of the restitution will be given to temporary workers who were paid between $6 and $10 per hour, well below the prevailing wage of $12 to $19 per hour for trash hauling work. The case is part of an effort by Massachusetts officials to address the wrongful use of temporary labor on taxpayer-funded contracts, Reilly's office said. After an investigation, with which Allied Waste cooperated, the state attorney general's office found the company underpaid employees who worked on publicly funded trash hauling services between June 27, 1997, and December 31, 2000.

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