Jul 18, 2010 3:39 PM by Chris Welty

Miss. Beach Cleaners Protest Contractor's Cutbacks

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - About 30 beach cleanup workers in
Mississippi staged a protest this weekend saying they were laid off
without notice.
But the president of RCI, a Louisiana-based company, says the
workers have been paid for the time they worked.
RCI President Joseph Rotolo Jr. tells WLOX television on the
Mississippi coast that his company is a subcontractor for BP.
RCI hires and oversees local workers to clean up from the BP oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Rotolo says BP told subcontractors Friday evening to reduce the
number of hours scheduled for workers to do clean up. The workers
protested on Saturday.


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