By Matthew Capece, Special Representative to the General President Members of UBC regional councils stepped up in a big way during Tax Fraud Days of Action events across the U.S. and Canada, proclaiming that the time is now to put a stop to Construction Industry Tax Fraud. Over the course of about five days leading … Continued
By Matthew Capece, Special Representative to the General President. We are sounding the alarm and letting our fellow citizens know: We are all being fleeced by Construction Industry Tax Fraud. In recent months UBC Regional Council members have been laying the groundwork for Tax Fraud Days of Action events. More than 100 actions are planned … Continued
Carpenters are known to stand up for what’s right. That’s what carpenter Regional Councils are going to be doing in over 75 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada during the Tax Fraud Days of Action from April 13 to 15.
Alex Sanchez has been working in construction for 17 years and now works with his two sons on residential jobsites in Southern California. This is their story: By Alex Sanchez We install connectors, hold-downs and other hardware to make the building stronger. At our job building apartments for RDV Construction I was the lead man … Continued
By Matthew Capece, Special Representative to the General President UBC members and regional councils throughout the Carpenters Union are gearing up for a variety of events to raise awareness about Construction Industry Tax Fraud. For example: Harrisburg, Pa. About 150 members from Altoona, Scranton and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will bus to the State Capitol on April 15 for a Day of Action event to raise awareness about tax fraud among state legislators and … Continued
“That’s what this boils down to. We have these people intimidated,” said Mike Nobles, a notorious supplier of labor to millionaire construction contractors.
That’s the type of guy that more and more construction companies are turning to. Not only do they intimidate their workers, they pay them off the books—no tax payments, no overtime pay, a lack of safety and cheating on insurance premiums. You know, short-sheeting on all the basic stuff that legitimate contractors are supposed to do.
It’s hard for a legitimate contractor to stay afloat when we are forced to compete against other contractors’ bad behavior. It takes time and resources to bid projects, but we know that when we are bidding against cheating contractors it is unlikely that we will be awarded the job.
It’s Time to Stand Up, Speak Out, TAKE ACTION. In the U.S., tax season officially started in the U.S. at the end of January when the IRS requires employers to send W-2 forms to all employees. Seems simple, but more and more workers who should get a W-2 don’t—because many of those who employ them … Continued