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. 


Days of Action are upon us!

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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, all events are being held in strict accordance with local regulations.  

Tax fraud in construction hurts workers, legitimate contractors and the public, as cheaters steal wages and game the system to illegally avoid paying payroll taxes and workers compensation premium obligations. Some $8.4 billion a year is lost to construction industry tax fraud. 

On Tax Fraud Days of Action, we are standing up to say, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! 

Click the Events tab for a look at scheduled events or contact the UBC regional council in your area for more information. 

Here are just a few examples of Days of Action events:   

  • On April 15, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters will host a virtual roundtable press event with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and construction employers to announce upcoming changes to the state’s procurement process that will help combat fraud. 
  • On April 14, the Central South Regional Council of Carpenters is hosting an educational webinar on tax fraud with a variety of stakeholders and officeholders from Texas and Louisiana.    
  • Members of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters in Connecticut will gather in-person in Wooster on April 15 to rally against tax fraud, along with state Attorney General William Tong and other officeholders. The council is also holding events in numerous cities and towns throughout New England and New York State. 
  • On April 15, 16 and 17, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters will hold a press event, a roundtable discussion and a Balboa Park rally, with participation from a variety of state and local officeholders as well as contractors and workers. 
  • UBC regional councils throughout Canada are holding informational meetings with federal and provincial officials and distributing literature to educate the public.