The Losses Keep Mounting

Watch the losses climb from 2017 to now! $8.4 billion a year was lost from 2017 through 2020 and $10 billion a year from 2021.


Regional councils held more than 200 in-person and virtual events across the United States and Canada in the fight against construction industry employer tax fraud. It was the largest number of events since the Days of Action campaign was first launched in 2019.

  • A Carpenters Union-sponsored bill passed in the Illinois General Assembly that will hold primary contractors liable for subcontractors’ failure to pay proper wages. 
  • State legislators joined with UBC members during Days of Action events in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Rhode Island to announce support for new bills combating tax fraud and wage theft.
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced a new enforcement initiative to combat wage theft.
  • State and local elected officials in Austin, Texas, joined a rally with UBC members in support of the campaign against tax fraud. A resolution is being considered by the city council to protect workers victimized by wage theft.
  • Attorneys general from New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Rhode Island and California joined carpenters in highlighting the negative impacts of tax fraud and wage theft.
  • Canadian UBC members participated in a nationwide letter-writing campaign to Members of Parliament and educational meetings in each province with bank officials and money managers.
  • Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued a proclamation declaring April 18, 2022, as Construction Industry Tax Fraud Day of Action “to raise awareness of the issue and advocate that we stop tax fraud at all levels of government.”

See the photos below and view the Days of Action video here.

Read the Days of Action blog for a full wrap-up of 2022 events here.

VIDEO: Michigan kids fight fraud
Calif. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez Speaks Out
Standing Up to tax fraud in Glendale, Calif.

Tax Fraud Days of Action 2022 Video

Other Wrap Ups