RESPECT THE CRAFT

STOP DEFRAUDING CARPENTERS

Carpenters are being taken advantage of in alarming numbers by dishonest contractors.

Dishonest contractors put a large financial burden on carpenters and on local, state and federal governments.

Help us restore dignity to a time-honored profession we rely on to build our communities.

Carpenters work hard for us. We need to work hard for them.

What is payroll fraud?

How does payroll fraud affect us?

STORIES

An Advocate’s Experience with Payroll Fraud: Rev. Doug Mork

For Rev. Doug Mork of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Center, Minn., the issue of payroll fraud is personal. Rev. Mork began his career as an organizer in...

A Carpenter’s Experience with Payroll Fraud: Meet Isabel

Imagine never being paid for the work you provide day in and day out for your employer. Unfortunately, this is a reality for carpenters across the United States. In fact:...

A Carpenter’s Experience with Payroll Fraud: Meet Fidel

Fidel has worked in construction for 14 years. For 13 of those years he worked long 14-hour days for cash, being paid under the table. That was if he was...

NEWS

Union: Drywallers working in Douglas County Courthouse were misclassified, denied appropriate compensation

NOVEMBER 2016 via Omaha World Herald: About 75 laborers and community advocates demonstrated outside the Douglas County Courthouse on Tuesday to demand enforcement of the Nebraska Employment Classification Act. Their...

Carpenters protest at courthouse – Omaha

NOVEMBER 2016 - via KMTV News Local carpenters are taking a stand against what they are calling payroll fraud. [On November 1, 2016] they marched outside of the Douglas County...

Southwest Journal publishes “Shortchanged: An in-depth look at wage theft”

Southwest Journal, a community newspaper based in Southwest Minneapolis, recently published a special report series detailing the effects of wage theft on workers in Minnesota. Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha...

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