Compliance Report — November 2022

I want to take this opportunity to share a recent occurrence that displayed the power of conversation, specifically for our members working on PLA projects for non-union subscription agreement contractors. I encourage you to talk to the core workers, share the benefits of becoming a union member with them and talk about the wages you are being paid. Just last month an apprentice working for a non-union contractor had one of these conversations with the non-union workers and guess what happened? The apprentice reported to the assigned business agent and Compliance Department that they felt the workers were being cheated of wages. After we conducted an investigation, it was discovered that this non-union contractor, who had been winning a lot of school district work, had not been paying its direct core workers prevailing wages. They were paying their workers $20 per hour for electrical work! So, if you hear about it, report it!

Veronica Martinez

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