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Hotel Employees Claim They're Being Threatened

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The hotel employees who filed a lawsuit saying they have been paid unfair wages now claim they are also getting threats.

Hotel workers at the Best Western Music Row and the Comfort Inn across the street held another rally Sunday. This time they were joined by religious leaders and supporters from other states.

Organizers said over the past week, some of those workers named in the lawsuit have been receiving disturbing phone calls from unknown numbers, asking where they live, and even threatening their current employment.

"It's unfortunate they're doing this. They could talk to our attorney and speak. We want our workers to have a great place to work and get federal minimum wage; that's all we're asking, so if they want to talk, they can speak to our attorneys and take care of that," said Brenda Perez with Workers Dignity.

An attorney for the owner of the hotels being sued declined to comment on camera Sunday, but said he had no idea about the threats being made.  He said his client doesn't condone that kind of behavior.

 

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