Meals on Wheels drivers walk off job

May 7, 2010 4:44:25 PM PDT
Hundreds of meals intended for senior citizens were delivered late Friday, all because of a dispute over pay. Friday morning, nearly two dozen drivers contracted through Meals on Wheels walked off the job after they learned their paychecks were not in. The drivers claim the YWCA, which oversees the program, promised to pay them earlier this week but failed to do so. They claim it's not the first time either.

The CEO of the YWCA, Diana Taylor, says she was unable to sign the checks because she was out with a bad back. However, she told us the drivers would get paid on Monday.

As a result of the walk off, the YWCA had to call in volunteers to deliver its Meals on Wheels. The program delivers 1,000 meals a day on 32 routes. The program funding comes through a contract with the City of Houston as well as private donations and the United Way.


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