Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 57,000 members in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. We work with developers and elected leaders to raise the standard of building and living for all workers. As an affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, SWRCC is the largest council in the Brotherhood.   

More than $8.4 billion a year is lost to Construction Industry Tax Fraud as a number of crooked contractors rise. They pay their employees off the books or, less often, wrongly classify them as independent contractors. It’s intentional. Many use labor brokers and operate in the dark shadows of the underground economy. Construction industry tax fraud frequently goes hand in hand with other illegal behavior, like wage theft and insurance fraud. Get the facts at  

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