Local ABC News Affiliate Interviews EAS Carpenters About Labor Brokers in VA

January 17, 2020

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters have been advocating for more enforcement on human rights and tax fraud issues like what is taking place in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Local 205 Council Representative Neri Canahui-Ortiz spoke with Channel 13 ABC News Now about the issue. 

“If you’re bringing down the wages, if you’re not paying the income taxes on your workers then you’re creating a vacuum that is affecting our schools, our bridges, our hospitals and anybody that benefits from the revenue of the state,” said Ortiz.” 

The EASRCC and its members are committed to educating the public and organizing to end these practices in our community. Misclassification of workers, wage theft, and human trafficking are taking advantage of the most vulnerable workers in our community and allowing unscrupulous contractors the ability to not pay their fair share of taxes

Watch the full video here.