Trenton – Senator Fred Madden and Senator Troy Singleton today joined a rally with the Brotherhood of Carpenters Union to fight against unfair and illegal employment practice of wage theft.
“There are some unscrupulous contractors who cheat their workers out of hard-earned wages and benefits in order to undercut the competition and increase personal profits. This creates untold social and economic costs for our middle class families,” said Senator Madden (D-Camden/Gloucester). “The Legislature acted on this in the past, but was blocked in its efforts by the previous administration. We will continue to work hard until we put an end to these illegal and unfair practices.”
“Wage and benefit theft is a serious problem in the construction industry. For far too long unscrupulous contractors have benefitted from cheating the system, our workers and our communities,” said Senator Singleton. “No longer can we allow this theft to continue as it undermines our state’s ability to provide resources to our schools, fund our infrastructure and enhance our quality of life. Today we say no more to tax frauds and their illegal practices.”
The “Construction Day of Action Rally” to fight against tax fraud in the construction industry was held outside the Statehouse today.