Ex-DC School Security Guards Seek Council Help Getting Paid
The city's broke, but City Hall managers are still taking home a healthy paycheck.
Updated at 9:15 PM EST on Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Security guards who used to protect D.C. public schools and other city buildings are asking the D.C. Council for help getting their last paychecks.
The company they used to work for, Hawk One Security, went out of business last week. The company has said D.C. Public Schools -- their biggest client -- failed to pay regularly.
The guards said when they went to the company's downtown offices to pick up their final paychecks, they were told they would not be paid. Many said they are due at least two weeks' pay.
A few of the guards spoke to D.C. Council members Kwame Brown and Tommy Wells outside the Wilson Building Wednesday morning. Brown vowed to look into the matter.
Many of the guards have moved on to other security firms.