9/11 Workers File Suit Over Pay
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
Amy Hong, a staff attorney in the Society's Employment Law Project, is one of the attorneys representing 9/11 workers who filed suit because companies underpaid them for cleaning buildings near Ground Zero.

The Employment Law Project of the Civil Practice, in conjunction with two law firms, filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine workers who were hired to clean buildings after the September 11th, 2001. World Trade Center attack, and were underpaid by companies who made millions of dollars on the clean up. Amy Hong and Hollis Pfitsch, staff attorneys in the project, are handling the case for the Society. The workers also are represented by Outten & Golden LLP and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP. The litigation evolved from the work of the National Mobilization Against Sweat Shops (NMASS).. NMASS worked with the Beyond Ground Zero Network to address the severral health and economic impact of the 9/11 disaster on low-income and immigrant communities.

Refer to the recent NY Times article on the case for more information.