Compliance Report — February 2023
I am happy to report that we closed December, 2022 with a three-figure worker wage restitution on a PLA project. This contractor has been cheating workers out of wages for over five years on various public works projects. Last spring this contractor was awarded PLA work at a local school. Our members who were dispatched to the project noticed that the contractor’s core workers were being paid below the required prevailing wages and were directed to hide from auditors. Our members promptly reported these violations to our offices, and we subsequently filed grievances and performed audits. When contractors like this cheat on wages, they are also cheating IBEW contractors and members out of work. Remember, if you are dispatched to a PLA project, speak to the core workers, share information about the benefits of membership and report any violations to your agent.