"Jeffrey Steele came to New Orleans from Atlanta last fall hoping to earn $10 an hour or more in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Steele thought he found a job working for subcontractors of Burlingame, Calif.-based ECC, which has a $500-million contract with the Army Corps of Engineers.
But Glenn Sweatt, ECC general counsel, said Steele was not contracted with ECC.
Steele said he worked from 5:30 a.m. to about 7 p.m. seven days a week from October to December removing debris from Elysian Fields, the French Quarter and other nearby areas.
When pay time rolled around, Steele received just $500 of an expected $5,000."
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
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