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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: West Virginia prepares for a 2016 RTW fight

    Dozens of union workers target illegal labor in West Virginia

    And I am sure this goes on everywhere.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) - Dozens of union workers, many of them carpenters, gathered outside the main post office to make their voices heard.

    A growing number of construction jobs in the Mountain State and nationwide, are using unlicensed workers, who are being paid "under the table." Because of that, the state and federal governments are not able to collect income taxes for that work.

    "It's estimated, nationwide, that probably 65 to 70 billion dollars of construction wages go unreported every year. 65 billion, with a B," said Scott Brewer, of KML Carpenters Local 439.

    The unions estimate that perhaps 20% of all construction projects nationwide are using underground workers, who are paid cash, and are not reporting their income for tax purposes. A lot of it depends on the honesty of contractors.

    "We have really good contractors here who employ local workers, just like our carpenter friends over here. And the money that they generate goes right back into the communities," said Andy Walters, West Virginia AFL-CIO.

    On the other hand, when underground labor is used, the communities lose millions.
    https://www.wtrf.com/news/west-virgi...nia/1928720766

  2. #42
    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: West Virginia prepares for a 2016 RTW fight

    Right-to-work lawsuit could be argued in front of WV Supreme Court this year
    CHARLESTON — A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of West Virginia’s right-to-work law could be argued in front of the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals later this year.

    That’s according to Josh Sword, president of the AFL-CIO, one of the organizations that challenged the law in court soon after it was passed.

    “This is not a Democrat-versus-Republican, a conservative-versus-liberal or a union-versus-nonunion issue,” Sword said in a recent interview. “This is about the illegal taking of property, which Judge Bailey very clearly spells out in her opinion.”
    https://www.wvnews.com/news/wvnews/r...4608a79b9.html

 

 
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