. - Two dozen people protested outside of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Saturday afternoon in Pima County, calling for an end to wage theft.
Nine workers, joined by advocates and volunteers with Derechos Humanos, made claims that they still haven't been paid a total of more than $10,000 for work that they completed in February and March.
Manuel Ramirez, who said he worked at the resort for two weeks in that time, said he's been working any job he can find to help cover the money he's owed.
“They say no more work for you, I don't know why,” he said. “Maybe they don't want pay.”
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort has never missed a payroll, according to Director of Public Relations Sarah Moran.
She said the resort contracted cleaning services to LandCorp, a Phoenix-based company.