The construction industry is full of misclassification, wage theft and labor violations. In Virginia, Local 205 members have come across many projects at Virginia Commonwealth University where the construction workers on duty are mentioning these same issues.
“They don’t pay people for overtime when they work more hours. They don’t deduct taxes for your pension or anything like that. There’s no deductions,” one anonymous source stated. “Workers should be paid overtime, they should receive unemployment insurance when they’re laid off or there isn’t any work for them,” said Local 205 Council Representative Jason Wheeler.
This has been a recurring issue for years and it’s an issue that the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters are now asserting themselves onto.
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