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Durham public school janitors win $77,000 in back wages

17 Jul 2017 10:42 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
DURHAM One hundred and forty-nine school janitors are finally getting paid.

Judge Loretta C. Biggs of the U.S. Middle District Court of North Carolina verbally approved a settlement providing $77,000 in back wages to 149 former employees of Integrity Facilities Management Inc. on Thursday.

Before IFM declared bankruptcy in 2014, the company was a subcontractor for SSC Service Solutions Inc, which provided janitorial services for the Durham Public Schools.

“I was very happy when I got the message,” Liliam Bustillo Cerrato said. “Very happy.”

Cerrato worked as a janitor at Fayetteville Street Elementary School, Rogers-Herr Middle School and Jordan High School between 2005 and 2014.

IFM janitors were cleaning 16 out of 52 DPS schools and four DPS administrative buildings.

The North Carolina Justice Center has represented the former IFM janitors in legal proceedings.

More at source: Herald Sun

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