A San Antonio plumbing contractor, who says he’s had to put up with discrimination for years, said he was fired after a local plumbing contractor asked for a raise to $120,000 a year and another job.
In February, the company said the salary was too high.
The new pay is now $85,000, said the contractor, whose name has been withheld because he is still receiving unemployment insurance.
He said the company asked him to pay $60,000 for a full-time job.
The company also offered to pay him an additional $15,000 to keep his benefits, but he declined.
He now gets no benefits at all and no health insurance.
This story was first published on April 20, 2017 at 7:24 p.m.
That’s because, despite having a city contract that says they are required to hire local workers, the San Francisco City Council voted to stop hiring local contractors after the company refused to pay overtime for six months.
The council voted 3-2 in February to block hiring new workers for six weeks, after a company employee told the council it had to do a job because of its own rules.
The San Francisco Department of Public Works said the contractors have the right to refuse to work.
It said it doesn’t need a city approval to hire workers.
The city’s contract with San Francisco Public Utilities, however, says the contractors are required by city law to hire the workers in the city.
Public Works Commissioner Dan Kalb said in a statement that the contractor is “disappointed in the City’s decision to terminate his employment.”
Kalb also called on the contractor to hire locals instead of foreign contractors.
“This company’s actions were not in the best interest of the City, its employees or taxpayers,” he said.
“We are disappointed that the City has chosen to continue to rely on a foreign company to perform essential services for the public.”
He said he would look into the contractor’s complaint.
The contractor said he had to change his work location because of the change in policy.
“I have no idea what I’m going to do,” the contractor said.
But he said he believes he has to keep working because he’s afraid he won’t be able to get another job if he doesn’t.
The City of San Francisco has been a major contractor in San Francisco for years.
But in March, the city voted to suspend the contracts and the city did not award a new contract.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who is gay, said in March that he believes that the city should hire a third party contractor to replace the existing contractors.
Lee has said he plans to appoint a new contractor to run the city, possibly in conjunction with a city contractor or a private company.
San Diego-based Plumbers and Joiners Inc., which is based in San Diego, was a major city contractor that was awarded the contract to build San Diego’s sewer system.
The two other contractors were selected by the mayor.