Contractor steps up to pay Superstorm Sandy workers
NEW YORK — Workers who arrived in the northeast following Superstorm Sandy to help with clean up are struggling to make ends meet.
A group of workers that have been clearing downed trees from city parks say they have not been paid in weeks. The work has stopped because workers have not been paid.
One worker says he was promised good pay but now he is close to losing his home in Florida.
"It's just been rough. I have been eating Ramen noodles and moving from hotel to hotel every night," said Rodney Qualls.
The problem with non-payment stems from the original contractor. The worker was subcontracted to several companies and the latest subcontractor disappeared.
The first contractor has now stepped up and offered to pay the workers.