Wage theft doesn’t just harm workers, it also cheats the state of tax revenue and workers’ comp contributions, and it’s unfair to competitors who play by the rules, says Victor Roach, president of Western Partitions Inc., the family-owned and proudly union company that was underbid by ODP Systems. – nwLaborPress.org

A contractor on a publicly funded project has not only the duty to treat workers fairly, but those contractors also have a duty to ensure they are good stewards of the public money that they are paid. The workers and taxpayers deserve that.

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