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NY AG Schneiderman wins back $5 million for Hurricane Sandy workers

It’s a shame than in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last year, the workers who were trying their best to help rebuild were not being paid for overtime. National Grid, the company that employed IBEW members instituted a new computer system that ended up causing a lot of problems.

On Sept. 26, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement with National Grid, committing the company to pay nearly $5 million to hourly employees. In a news release, Schneiderman said, “Some of the affected employees in this case reported that they were unable to repair their own homes after the storm because of National Grid’s underpayments … National Grid’s workers will receive some compensation—and an explanation—for the financial hardship they endured in the aftermath of the storm.”

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