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States chasing tax cheats, including 1099s Posted by on

The Boston Globe today contained an article about one of the few expanding segments of the economy: tax compliance. In the rough times, many states are ramping up efforts to bridge the income gap by collecting more of the taxes that have been going unpaid.

The article specifically mentions efforts to increase collections of taxes not paid in Massachusetts as a result of workers being misclassified as independent contractors.

The story said: ??Massachusetts tax collectors expect to squeeze another $30 million out of some businesses by cracking down on those that improperly classify workers as independent contractors instead of full-time employees to avoid taxes.??

The full story can be read online.





States chasing tax cheats, including 1099s Posted by on

The Boston Globe today contained an article about one of the few expanding segments of the economy: tax compliance. In the rough times, many states are ramping up efforts to bridge the income gap by collecting more of the taxes that have been going unpaid.

The article specifically mentions efforts to increase collections of taxes not paid in Massachusetts as a result of workers being misclassified as independent contractors.

The story said: ??Massachusetts tax collectors expect to squeeze another $30 million out of some businesses by cracking down on those that improperly classify workers as independent contractors instead of full-time employees to avoid taxes.??

The full story can be read online here.





UBC commitment to training continues Posted by on

If you're heard UBC General President Doug McCarron talk to a group of carpenters, you know how much he emphasizes the need for training in our industry and our union. The commitment to constantly upgrade our training facilities and our training programs is clear to anyone who visits the International Training Center in Las Vegas.

That work is ongoing throughout the country. Within the New England Regional Council, work has been done to establish or upgrade facilities in all six New England states.

The latest efforts to upgrade facilities come from the North Central States Regional Council, whose training program is building two new training centers, one in Rochester, Minnesota, the other in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Ground was broken on the 16,000+ square foot Rochester project on Monday. The following day, the NCSRC broke ground on a similar-sized facility in Sioux Falls.

The North Central States training program--a partnership of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and signatory contractors from throughout the region--will spend more than $2 million on each of the projects.


TAGS: Training



NERCC Convention, Part II Posted by on

The B.U.I.L.D. program was prominently featured at the Convention. B.U.I.L.D. is a brand new program developed by NERCC to give members information about the construction industry, the Carpenters Union's place within the industry and what we need to do to thrive in the future.

The most impoortant element in our future success is membership involvement. This video, "Union Town," features some members who have stepped up to the plate to help promote union carpenters and union contractors.


TAGS: B.u.i.l.d.



Who We Are - Union Town Posted by on

This video, first intruduced at the 2008 NERCC Convention, is titled "Union Town," features members who are active community members.





Who We Are - 6 States, 30 Locals, 1 Council Posted by on

This past weekend, the NERCC held a convention at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Here's the video that opened the convention Saturday morning. It's a look at projects built by union Carpenters throughout New England.




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