Ft. Riley, KS: Murray Drywall Injured Brokered Worker Margarito Rodriguez
In January 2012, Margarito Rodriguez was recruited by labor broker Milenium Drywall Services Corp. to work for Murray Drywall and Insulation of Texas, Inc. on the Irwin Army Community Hospital construction project at the Fort Riley Army Installation in Kansas. On September 26, 2012, Margarito sustained injuries to his neck resulting from an accident on the hospital project. When Margarito reported the accident and requested medical attention for his injuries, he was immediately fired. Click on the video above to hear an interview with Margarito about what happened.
Jonesboro Arkansas Murray Drywall Brokered Worker Interview
Albino Balderas went to work on a Jonesboro, Arkansas hospital construction project in January 2012 for Lucas Enterprises, one of Murray Drywall’s labor brokers. Even though he was paid by Lucas Enterprises, Balderas says his work was directed by Murray Drywall supervisors. Lucas Enterprises failed to deduct any tax withholdings from Balderas’s paycheck. In addition, Balderas never received any overtime pay, even when he worked more than forty hours in a week. Balderas claims that when he complained about Lucas Enterprises’ failure to make tax withholdings and pay overtime, he was told to shut his mouth about it or he would be fired.
Balderas is a plaintiff in a pending federal class-action lawsuit against Murray Drywall and Lucas Enterprises for unpaid overtime. Click here to view the Amended Complaint filed in the lawsuit.