Buffalo News: Contractor charged with lying about being a minority/women-owned business

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By Aaron Besecker in the Buffalo News A contractor has been charged with two felonies after claiming to be a state-certified minority or women-owned business when bidding on a project in Ellicottville, according to police. Bradley Kyler, 30, owner of Bucket Pro LLC, submitted a bid to the Village of Ellicottville engineer stating that his business had that state certification, Ellicottville …

Workers cheated as federal contractors prosper

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By Talia Buford and Maryam Jameel for The Center for Public Integrity For 11 years, Karla Quezada assembled sandwiches at the Subway in the food court of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, a sprawling complex in downtown Washington, D.C., owned by the U.S. General Services Administration. She routinely worked more than 40 hours a week, with no overtime pay. …

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week in NY and Nationwide

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Get to Know Your Local Unions During National Apprenticeship Week By Spectrum News Staff, Rochester Monroe County and UNiCON Rochester have teamed up to support local workforce development in honor of National Apprenticeship Week. In the Greater Rochester area, there are 15 local building and construction trade unions that provide apprenticeships where people receive classroom and on-the-job experience.  It’s something that Dave Young, the …

Providing A ‘Level Playing Field’ For Workers, Public Bodies, Business Owners & Taxpayers To Ensure ‘All’ Benefit

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Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell (HAMBURG, NEW YORK) – Fear – in a word, according to representatives of the non-profit New York Foundation For Fair Contracting, is holding back many Non-Union Construction Workers from reporting wage theft or unsafe working conditions. That’s because they don’t know where to go for help when it comes to being cheated out of their wages and their fringe benefits. And just how would they ever …