Tag: Wage Theft

NYC Building Trades Confront ‘Bad Actors with a History of Fraud’
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NYC Building Trades Confront ‘Bad Actors with a History of Fraud’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—More than 100 construction workers returned to the sidewalk outside Brookfield Properties’ Battery Park City offices Sept. 23, accusing the developer of hiring nonunion contractors with records of wage theft. “We want these jobs shut down immediately,” Joe Scopo, organizing director for the Laborers Union’s Cement and Concrete Workers District Council, told the…

Report: Bad Bosses Are Cheating Construction Workers and the Public Out Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
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Report: Bad Bosses Are Cheating Construction Workers and the Public Out Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

New York, NY – Just how badly are construction workers being ripped off in a town where a week’s pay often comes out of a plastic bag and the foundations of “billionaire’s row” are literally built on stolen wages? A new nationwide report out this week from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters [UBC] might help…

Trade Unionists Help Latino Construction Workers Fight Wage Theft – But Exploitation Continues
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Trade Unionists Help Latino Construction Workers Fight Wage Theft – But Exploitation Continues

Brooklyn, NY – Trade unionists advocating on behalf of a group of more than 40 Latino construction workers owed tens of thousands of dollars for work they did in Upper Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn have succeeded in helping to get most of those workers paid — but the so-called model of “open shop” development that…

‘Take it Back!’ Trade Unionists & Nonunion Workers United in Ongoing Fight Against Wage Theft
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‘Take it Back!’ Trade Unionists & Nonunion Workers United in Ongoing Fight Against Wage Theft

New York, NY – The last time trade unionists and nonunion workers teamed up in November to demand one of the largest construction management companies in the city cough up $70,000 in unpaid wages — the company cooly thumbed its nose at protesters and barred elected officials from entering its Seventh Avenue offices. But that…

Cuomo Vetoes Wage-Theft Protections
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Cuomo Vetoes Wage-Theft Protections

ALBANY, N.Y.—Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 1 quietly vetoed a bill that would have allowed workers to put liens on the property of employers they’ve accused of wage theft. The Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill, passed by the state Legislature last June, would have established an “employee’s lien” to parallel the “mechanic’s lien” that a landscaper…

High-Powered Construction Outfit Shuts Out NYC Council Members Advocating for Cheated Workers
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High-Powered Construction Outfit Shuts Out NYC Council Members Advocating for Cheated Workers

New York, NY – Members of the New York City Council hoping, on Tuesday, November 19, to deliver New Line Structures with a $70,000 invoice in the name of a group of unpaid workers, never got passed the guards dispatched to keep the elected officials far away from the construction management company’s Seventh Avenue offices. …

Bill Comes Due For New Line Structures As Construction Workers Demand Payment of $70K in Unpaid Wages
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Bill Comes Due For New Line Structures As Construction Workers Demand Payment of $70K in Unpaid Wages

New York, NY – Hundreds of union and non-union construction workers and their supporters gathered on Tuesday, November 19, outside the 7th Avenue headquarters of New Line Structures — one of the largest construction management companies in New York City, to protest $70,000 in unpaid wages to more than 20 workers. New Line Structures is…

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