Workers Still Not Paid


8 ON YOUR SIDE TRACK DOWN THE VENDOR WHO STEPPED MORE THAN A DOZEN CLEANUP WORKERS AT THE GRAND PRIX AND WAITING TO YOU SEE THE REACTION WE GOT>GOOD EVENING I AM JOSH. I AM JOSH BENSON. INKS FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT. WE TRIED DOWN THE VENDOR WHO STILL HAS NOT PAID AT LEAST 14 VENDORS WHO CLEANED UP AFTER THE ST. PETE GRAND PRIX. WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO HELP THOSE WORKERS AND NOW THE MARIES GETTING INVOLVED AS WELL. MARK DOUGLAS HAS MORE Reporter: 37 DAYS SINCE THE RACE AND IT. THE VENDOR WHO OWES AT LEAST $5000 TO THESE WORKERS TOLD ME TODAY IS THE DAY THEY WILL FINALLY GET PAID. AS YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE, THERE IS MORE TO THIS STORY. THE GOOD LIFE. WELCOME TO THE SHALLOW MARK CREEK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB IN LAKELAND. THIS IS WHERE 70-YEAR-OLD DOTTIE FLYNN LIVES AND OPERATES HER BUSINESS CALLED CLEAN MD. FLYNN AND HER COMPANY OH 14 GRAND PRIX WORKERS MORE THAN $5000 FOR KEEPING UP THE STREETS OF STING — ST. PETERSBURG AFTER THE GRAND PRIX LAST MONTH. SHE IS THREATENING US WITH HARASSMENT THAT SHE WILL HAVE US ARRESTED FOR HARASSMENT BECAUSE WE’RE TRYING TO COLLECT OUR MONEY. Reporter: WE TRACKED DOWN FLYNN AT HER HOME ADDRESS TODAY BUT SHE HAD NO INTEREST IN TALKING TO US. LATER ON THE PHONE, SHE PROMISED ME SHE IS GOING TO PAY ALL OF THE GRAND PRIX WORKERS TONIGHT. IF YOU — Reporter: IF YOU COULD SHOW US EVIDENCE THAT YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO GIVE THEM THAT WOULD BE FINE. YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT? SHE WENT ON TO ACCUSE 8 ON YOUR SIDE OF GETTING HER EVICTED. SHE IS BLAMING US FOR DELAYING HER CHECK FOR A WEEK. SHE IS NOW FACING EVICTION. I AM NOT SURE HOW ANY OF THAT WORKS BUT THAT IS WHAT SHE SAID. Reporter: BECAUSE OF HER STORY ST. PETERSBURG MAYOR CALLED THE RACE ORGANIZERS. THEY TOLD HIM THEY HAD GIVEN HER A CASHIERS CHECK SO SHE COULD PAY THE WORKERS. Reporter: WANTED TO JUST COME OUT AND SHOW US THE CHECK YOU HAVE? MEANWHILE THE 14 WORKERS THAT HAVE BEEN WAITING 37 DAYS FOR A PAYDAY HAVE BILLS TO PAY AND FAMILIES TO FEED. THEY ARE MORE FRUSTRATED THAN WHEN WE FIRST INTERVIEWED THEM LAST WEEK. WE DID WHAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO AND KEPT IT LOOKING GOOD. WE FEEL A LITTLE BIT DISCOURAGED OVER THE SITUATION. Reporter: FLYNN TOLD THE UNPAID WORKERS SHE WILL DELIVER THEIR PAY IN HER PURPLE DODGE CHALLENGER AT THE TROUGH. THAT MIGHT BE DIFFICULT BECAUSE THERE IS A GAME TONIGHT BUT THAT IS WHAT SHE PROMISED. THE STORY KEEPS UNRAVELING. DOESN’T ST. PETE HAVE A WAGE THEFT LAW? YES IT DOES. IT MIGHT NOT APPLY IF THEY ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. TWO VIEWERS HAVE CALLED US I SHOULD MENTION WITH DONATIONS, OFFERS OF DONATIONS TO PAY THESE PEOPLE.

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