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$17,000 brightens day for Worthington mushroom workers

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A group of fired Thai workers have settled an unpaid-wages lawsuit with Creekside Mushrooms of Worthington. The mushroom grower will pay $17,376 in back wages to four workers, an additional $200 apiece to 27 workers who received prior compensation, plus $5,000 in legal fees.

The workers, who are in the United States on temporary agricultural visas, said they worked up to 70 hours per week for less than minimum wage and were owed 14 weeks in back pay when they were dismissed.

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