Workers’ wage suit against Travis contractor returns to court

By From page A3 | July 04, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The lawsuit filed by former employees who contend the contractor providing laundry services at Travis Air Force Base failed to pay a required $10.22-an-hour wage returns to Solano County Superior Court for trial setting Wednesday.

Former workers for Mississippi-based Karnavati Steel Industries, an industrial launderer, contend lost wages total more than $57,500, according to the court filing. Workers were to be paid an additional $3.50 an hour for health and welfare, the lawsuit states.

Karnavati in court documents denied the assertions in the lawsuit filed last year. A corporation representative declined Thursday to comment on the legal action.

The employees, who last worked for Karnavati in 2012, also contend the corporation did not keep records showing hours worked.

Attorneys for the two sides asked in April for more time in the case and said they were trying to settle the matter, according to court documents.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • BobJuly 04, 2014 - 10:45 am

    That's how non-union contractors work, by the time the workers get any money if they do, they'll be bankrupt or worse because Travis went with the lowest bidder. The bid was low because they knew they where going to short the workers and being from out of state they could care less. The money the contractor earns doesn't stay in this area it goes back to the state they're in. Did they really bid that low to beat some company from California? Keep the work local! Stop going to cheap out of state crooks!

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