In a recently published LA Times article, Performance First Building Services, a private company employed by UC Berkeley, has come under fire for exploiting subcontracted custodians. The Federal Department of Labor is currently investigating the company for various abuses of labor law, not least of which is employing individuals illegally under two different names to avoid paying them overtime. The same article indicates that while some Performance First workers employed at UC Berkeley say that they have never made more than $10 an hour, the university pays the contractor $20.97 an hour for a janitor.

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