Cab Ride Nets $200,000 for Construction Worker and Friends

June 20, 2016

Three construction workers hit the lucky karma jackpot last Thursday in New York City.

A decade ago, Jose Lopez and several other men were ripped off by Mascon Restoration, a cheating contractor who didn't pay them prevailing wages for work they had done on renovating apartment houses owned by the city. Mascon Restoration thought paying the men $60 a day was good enough. New York City disagreed. The city eventually recovered the money owed them but hunting for many of the ripped off workers ran into one blind alley after another.

Last Thursday, Lopez and friends hopped into a green cab on 116rh Street, and life changed big time.

Read the New York Times story here - good things do happen.