PRESS ADVISORY: COVID employees get short changed by Greedy Companies.



Cesar Espinosa
Executive Director
CELL: 832-512-3733
E-Mail: cespinosa

Alain Cisneros (Español)
Campaigns Coordinator
Cell: 832-503-3689
Email: acisneros


[Houston TX.] OnThursday April 14, 2022 at 10:00 am at 1000 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77090 affected employees, families, and FIEL Spokespeople will gather to protest the treatment by their ex employer The Grinder Group

The Grinder Group company that conducted COVID testing in the Harris County area is refusing to pay essential workers and stealing wages from many days of work.

WHAT: FIEL Houston and covid test collectors protest to demand payment of their salary
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2022
WHERE: 1000 FM 1960 Road West,
TIME: 10:00 AM

Essential workers who worked as COVID test collectors will be available to give their testimonies and demand justice.

This company hired Mr. Frank Rodriguez to recruit personnel to do tests, the irregularities and hiring practices were the following;

They focused on looking for people without documents to carry out the tests
They were promised to pay 10 dollars per test, requiring a daily fee of at least 20
In order to have access the covid test collectors have to have two certifications, however the supervisors under Mr. Frank did the workers’ certification exams themselves including the HIPAA certification that they were charged for 25 dollars and the certification of Temporary Nurse Aide.

Also this company did not comply with the collection guide and testing process causing many covid tests to be spoiled before reaching the laboratory

The Justice Department, Congressmen and the Harris County District Attorney should investigate this company that has misused federal resources to steal the wages of humble essential workers and amass riches for a few people at the expense of the pandemic.

The Grinder Group must hold Frank and his employees accountable for paying all that is owed to covid evidence collectors


" We need this company to be held accountable for their actions. Not only did this person steal from his employees but he also stole from the community who trusted his company for Covid Tests. We demand he pay the workers and do what is right."-Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL


FIEL: Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle is an Immigrant Led Civil Rights Organization that advocates for just laws for all families, access to higher education for all people regardless of immigration status and for the rights of all people in unjust situations.

Twitter: @FIELHouston

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