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Take a Stand Against Tax Fraud!
4/4/2019

Combating tax fraud is a top priority for the UBC and its Regional Councils. As you know, affiliates throughout the Brotherhood are reporting occurrences of tax fraud. Contractors increasingly are using crooked subcontractors or labor brokers that are breaking the law—by failing to pay taxes, workers’ compensation premiums, wages and overtime, and by shirking their responsibility for job-site safety. The result has been lost jobs for law-abiding employers and their employees, depressed market-share for the UBC and its affiliates, and increased tax and insurance costs for honest contractors and taxpayers.

We will be participating in events hosted by our affiliates, the Keystone-Mountain-Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and the New England Regional Council of Carpenters on Monday, April 15th, 2019. There is one event on April 16th, 2019 which takes place in Boston, MA. We ask that all available members please join us and take a stand against tax fraud. The events in our area are listed below.


For anyone attending events in the Local 219, Local 443 or Local 715 area, please visit the sign-up booth located at each event to receive your Tax Fraud T-Shirt.

For anyone attending events in the Local 1121 and Local 1163 area, please wear your Millwright or Local attire. 

LOCAL 219 AREA

Philadelphia, PA
Carpenters Health and Welfare Building
1803 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Council Representatives: John Reape & John Poeta
Event Time: Please arrive at 3:00 PM. Event is from 3:30-4:30 PM.
Action Description: Rally joined by Mayor Kenney, DA Krasner and Congresswoman Scanlon

Baltimore, MD
City Hall
100 Holiday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Council Representative: Brian Miller
Event Time: Please arrive at 3:00 PM. Event is from 3:30-5:00 PM.
Action Description: Rally with Congressman Elijah Cummings, AG Brian Frosh, and County Executive John Olszewski, Jr.

Washington D.C.
Freedom Plaza
Corner of 14th St NW and Penn Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Council Representative: Steve Verrocchio
Event Time: Please arrive at 1:00 PM. Event starts at 1:30 PM.
Action Description: Rally with city representatives

LOCAL 443 AREA 

Harrisburg, PA
PA State Capitol Building
501 N 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Council Representative: Tommy O’Donnell
Event Time: Lobbying event is from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Please arrive to rally by 11:45 AM. Rally and press conference begins at 12:00 PM.
Action Description: Rally joined by AG Shapiro and meetings with legislators

Richmond, VA
VA State Capital Grounds
1000 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Council Representative: Jarrett Vogt
Event Time: Please arrive at 3:30 PM. Event is from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Action Description: Rally at the state capitol with state delegates and worker-rights activist Kim Bobo

Pittsburgh, PA
Downtown Pittsburgh
Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Council Representative: Sean Foley
Event Time: Please arrive at 11:00 AM. Event is from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.
Action Description: Rally

Charleston, WV
Charleston Post Office 
1002 Lee Street E, Charleston, WV 25301
Council Representative: Jesse Stacy
Event Time: Please arrive at 11:00 AM. Event is from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.
Action Description: Rally with legislators 

LOCAL 715 AREA

Trenton, NJ
IRS Building
50 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Council Representatives: Donald Krevetski & Donald DeAugustine
Event Time: Please arrive at 10:00 AM. Event is from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Action Description: Rally

LOCAL 1121 AREA

Portland, ME 
Monument Square
One Monument Sq, Portland, ME, 04101
Council Representative: Ernie Johnson
Event Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Action Description: Press conference with the Mayor Ethan Strimling of Portland on pending legislation

Providence, RI
RI State Capital
82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903
Council Representatives: Tim Moriarty & Andy Benedetto
Event Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Action Description: Rally

Boston, MA (April 16th)
South Boston Postal Annex, 25 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02205
Council Representative: Anthony Giglio
Event Time: 4 PM to 6 PM
Action Description: Tax fraud information handbilling at post offices

LOCAL 1163 AREA

Albany, NY
Corner of Central and New Karner Road
450 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Council Representative: Zack Middleton
Event Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Action Description: Banner and handbilling at the local post office

Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Post Office
1200 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14240
Council Representative: Kyle Toth
Event Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Action Description: Banner and handbilling at the local post office

Syracuse, NY
Syracuse Post Office
5640 E Taft Rd, Syracuse, NY 13220
Council Representative: Brian Scruton
Event Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Action Description: Tax fraud information handbilling at the post office