The WDSU newsroom has fielded dozens of calls from people who say they're helping to clean up the oil but aren't getting paid for their work.
A group of response workers in Metairie said they waited on checks that never came this week. The person who hired them said it's all a mix-up.
The workers said they have been coming to work for weeks, but come payday, the checks never came.
"It has been hot. We have been promised stuff, and they lied to us," a worker said. "They're taking money, keeping money from us. Everything they tell us is a lie."
The owners of Tamarah, the BP contractor, had better get their act together, or they may find a horde of furious workers pounding on their doors come Monday.