Atlas Foundation of Washington is undermining the construction industry by not guaranteeing to the carpenters that its area standards, which include retirement and health contributions, will not be eroded.
This business model eliminates a level playing field, undermines the payment of area standards and entices the use of unscrupulous activity. These practices can promote, worker misclassification, worker exploitation, labor & safety violations, tax fraud, and insurance fraud.
General contractors that hire contractors like Atlas Foundation of Washington contribute to the deterioration of industry standards. General Contractors should hold all contractors to the same standard and ensure that they hire highly trained, qualified contractors, that pay the area standard.
We are not asking anyone to stop working, or to refuse to make deliveries.