Join an event—online or in-person Carpenters Union members and supporters across the U.S. and Canada are gearing up for a variety of events April 14 – 17 to call attention to the crisis of tax fraud in the construction industry. Events include webinars and other virtual programs as well as in-person events at dozens of locations. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, … Continued
The Losses Keep Mounting
More than $8.4 billion a year is lost to Construction Industry Tax Fraud! Watch the losses climb, from Jan. 1, 2017 to now.
By Douglas J. McCarronGeneral PresidentUnited Brotherhood of Carpenters Ending tax fraud in the construction industry is an all-hands-on-deck enterprise. It’s a big, complex crisis that poisons our industry and hurts our entire society, to the tune of billions of dollars in lost tax revenue. Over decades, wage theft, misclassification of employees, workers’ compensation premium fraud … Continued
By Yimer Iriarte Banegas Yimer worked in Minnesota for Ricardo Batres, who eventually pled guilty to labor trafficking and insurance fraud. It was one of the first labor trafficking cases brought in Minnesota, with help from worker organizations and the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. Yimer’s story may be shocking to some, but … Continued
By Dana NesselMichigan Attorney General Tax Day 2021 is right around the corner, and we at the Michigan Department of Attorney General want you to know why fighting misclassification and unreported wages is so important. Government agencies rely on tax revenue to provide essential services. These services include helping our neighbors with putting food on … Continued
DCS specializes in providing construction and interior delivery systems to a diverse range of clients across the Midwest. For decades, we have maintained a strong commitment to investing in our workforce. At DCS, we pay fair wages and benefits to attract and retain skilled, experienced, and certified construction workers. Highly trained and satisfied workers translate into great end products. Conversely, low-skilled, low-paid workers produce low quality products.
Last year’s Days of Action events were severely curtailed because of the dangers of COVID-19 and safety restrictions. But tax fraud didn’t stop threatening our industry. In 2020 an authoritative study found that as many as 2.41 million construction workers are illegally paid off the books or misclassified as independent contractors. Using mid-range estimates, the … Continued