April 19, 2019
ACE representatives where among the large group of legislative clients, elected representatives, friends, and family members who attended a tribute honoring David Bailey of David Bailey Associates on April 16, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Bailey was recognized for his 40+ years of non-partisan involvement in the political process within the Commonwealth.
April 6th, 2019
The Alliance for Construction Excellence (ACE) hosted a legislative dinner in early February 2019. The ACE Committee had the opportunity to mingle and eat dinner with important members of the Maryland General Assembly, the Senate Finance and House Economic Matters Committee.
Attendees shared visions with influential members of the legislature and discussed pertinent issues that affect our contractors. This dinner was a huge success and we look forward to continue to develop the relationships that we formed with these important leaders and stakeholders.
March 15, 2019
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC)
Special Representative to the General President
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March 14, 2019
Construction Industry Tax Rip-Off Estimated at $2.6 Billion
-1.2 Million Construction Workers Paid Off-the Books-
Washington, D.C. – The tax fraud epidemic in the construction industry is costing state and federal taxpayers in the United States at least $2.6 billion a year, according to a new estimate done by Smart Cities Prevail for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC).
“It is a conservative estimate,” said Frank Spencer, UBC General Vice President. “We found 1.2 million construction workers are paid off the books each year. Another 300,000 are called independent contractors when they’re really employees, so no tax deductions and they’re stripped of protections. That’s shocking. Think about it: The number of construction workers forced to work off-the-books is about four times greater than the number of misclassified workers. There’s no mistaking the blatant tax fraud.”