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100s of subway subcontractors fleeced of $2 million, suits say

City comptroller claims companies owe pandemic-era cleaners back wages

Posted 3/1/24

Dozens of workers who deep cleaned and disinfected subway cars during the early months of the pandemic were shorted hundreds of thousands of dollars by their employers, the city comptroller is alleging in a pair of lawsuits. 

The complaints are the latest development in a dispute between the comptroller’s office and the MTA and two companies over whether the workers should have been paid prevailing wages, as the suits contend.  

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