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Group, city councilman sued Former worker for development organization says he’s owed pay

Nov 20, 2018 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

A former worker for the Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation sued the neighborhood group, its executive director and Cleveland City Councilman Ken Johnson, claiming they violated federal and state laws by not paying him to mow lawns and clean up East Side properties.

Brian Coffey is one of at least 50 people who were not paid by the organization, which works to help redevelop the Buckeye and Shaker Square neighborhoods, for work done between mid-July and August of this year, accor...