Unpaid Workers Protest
GAINESVILLE - They wish to be heard loud and clear...no matter the weather.
About 15 unhappy employees gathered under the rain outside of their job to complain about unreceived paychecks.
Workers of Blue Furniture Solutions, a furniture assembling company based out of Miami, has not handed paychecks to about 50 employees.
Tressa Howard's last working day was about a week ago. She is now waiting for two week's pay.
"School starts tomorrow, people need their money," Howard said. "Not only for school but for bills and everything."
Laquisha Jenkins, a single mother of seven kids, says her last check was delayed 10 days.
"It's a different excuse every time and you can't explain nothing," Jenkins said. "I mean, you telling us one thing, corporate is telling us another thing, they can't get it right."
This is the company's second season in Alachua. They operate temporarily during different times of the year.
Andreas Egger, the general manager of the company, could not speak to us on camera, but told us over the phone that there was an administrative delay and that employees would still get paid.
"There's dozens of people there that have been with me for quite a while, that have been paid regularly and have been paid on time and that I don't owe a penny to," Egger said.
Egger says checks will be mailed out Monday.
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