Ft. Belvoir Janitors Win Back Jobs, Lost Wages

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FORT BELVOIR, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Service Employees International Union says that nearly 70 men and women who worked as janitors at Fort Belvoir have won back their jobs, lost wages and benefits after a Department of Labor settlement.

According to officials, as the result of a Departhe janitors will receive more than $300,000 in wages and benefits owed by federal contracted employer Brown & Pipkins, LLC d/b/a Acsential  by August 1, 2013. 

The Department Of Labor found that Brown & Pipkins "failed to pay applicable prevailing wages, including failure to pay the correct base hourly rate, the failure to pay all required holiday pay, and the failure to pay health and welfare since September 1, 2012," according to SEIU.

Dozens of janitors went on strike in February, protesting charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

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