Freestate Electrical is suing Donald Trump's organization for failing to pay $2 million for work done on the luxury hotel in the Old Post Office Building. Freestate, an Electrical Workers Local 26 signatory contractor, did award-winning work on the building when Trump was running for president. Four other contractors have sued over the project, claiming nearly $5 million in unpaid bills. “I want to make clear that this is not political,” said Tim Miller, executive vice president at Freestate’s parent company, AES Electrical. “Whether it is Trump, or somebody you never heard of, we did a good job, at an agreed upon price and we want to be paid for it. We’d rather be talking about what an excellent job our employees did on a complex project than doing this.” The hundreds of IBEW members who worked on the project have been paid for the work Freestate was contracted to do.
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