Colorado cleaning company sues its competitors
May 18, 2010
BOULDER, CO — A Colorado cleaning company is suing its competitors, claiming they hired illegal immigrants and were able to low-ball bids, according to KMGH-TV.
For 15 years, Steve Blacker''s janitorial company, Dustbusters, cleaned Boulder''s public library. A few years ago, however, Longmont-based The Finishing Touch agreed to do it for $20,000 less, the article stated.
"It''s unfair competition," said Stan Weekes with the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform.
When the Dustbusters'' owner did some digging, "[Blacker] gained street evidence from people who know...that [The Finishing Touch] was hiring illegals," said Weekes.
The lawsuit alleges that The Finishing Touch knowingly employed "illegal aliens," could pay them less and could underbid competitors, the article noted.
The owner of The Finishing Touch would not comment, but her attorney said the charges are false.
"I am confident that the end result will be in my client''s favor," said Bart Dunn, an attorney for The Finishing Touch.
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