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New data shows Iowans filed more than 600 unpaid wage claims, with limited success, in 2019
Franz Dunsworth said he was “hurting for work” when he began his third stint with Jet Services last fall.
The Ainsworth, Iowa, native said he worked about 50 hours before the home improvement company failed to issue paychecks to three co-workers, and later Dunsworth himself.
He said he left the job after several days and excuses received about the non-payments. It wasn’t until later, however, Dunsworth realized Jet Services also had not reported his hours and wages to the state, inhibiting him from claiming unemployment benefits.
Unbeknown to Dunsworth while he was working, the company also was not contributing to his union’s health and welfare fund. Because of that, he said he has not sought therapy or tried to have a child with his girlfriend.
“We just kept working and thought everything was peachy,” he said. “Then, when all the money dried up, it was like, oh yeah, we were getting screwed three different ways.” Here is the link: https://www.thegazette.com/hundreds-of-unpaid-iowa-workers-earned-mixed-results-through-2019-wage-claims-state-data-shows