EDISON, N.J., March 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters have consistently prided ourselves on aggressively advocating on behalf of workers in the construction industry, whether they are our members or not. The March 9, 2017 article printed by the Buffalo News does not accurately reflect a conversation had with our representative concerning organizing activities or the views of our union concerning immigration.
We have advocated for reform in the area of employee misclassification in the construction industry for years. This exploitation of workers cheats not only those workers, but honest businesses and taxpayers. This was the sole focus of our activity as it relates to the projects mentioned in the article.
We are NOT immigration officials nor do we devote resources or direct our own personnel to conduct themselves as such. The article falsely claims that members of our organization alerted immigration officials concerning the specific raids mentioned in the story. I will state unequivocally that the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters has not and will not conduct such activities.
We are proud of our efforts to support ALL workers' rights. Any allegation to the contrary is patently false."
About the NRCC:
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) represents thousands of hard working men and women throughout the states of Delaware and New Jersey, plus regions in Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania, making it one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. The NRCC equips professional craftsmen with the skills that are demanded in today's construction industry. Its regional structure ensures that the organization can work cooperatively with contractors and maintain the superior quality of workmanship that contractors have come to expect from union carpenters.
For more information about the NRCC, go to: http://www.northeastcarpenters.org
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