Tax fraud and wage theft is a plague on our industry and a burden on our communities. Together, we can stop it!
Tax fraud and wage theft are a blight on the construction industry. We won’t stand for dishonest contractors who steal wages from workers and don’t pay their fair share of taxes. More than just a union issue, it impacts every single one of us.
Just look at what it costs:
Nationwide, workers and their families lose $8 billion a year to wage theft and tax fraud.
Corrupt contractors withhold at least $811.1 million in overtime pay every year
Tax fraud committed by unqualified construction contractors put New Yorkers at risk of losing $1.1 billion in 2018 alone.
NYS and NYC lost over $420 million in 2011 due to off-the-books payments and the misclassification of 70,000 construction workers.
Tax Fraud and wage theft affect the entire construction industry and the lives of every citizen by shrinking public budgets and increasing healthcare costs.
Construction workers are robbed of $946 million annually
New Yorkers lose $20 million in unpaid wages every single week.
Nearly $500 million was lost in NYC from premium fraud in the construction industry in just 2011.
Fraud in the NYC construction industry costs $761.2 million a year, including $275 million not paid into workers’ compensation, $44 million not paid in state and federal unemployment taxes, $56 million in unpaid NYS and NYC income taxes, and $143 million in healthcare costs borne by state and federal taxpayers.
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