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Helping Hammers: Boston Fire Department Moon Island Posted by on

As union carpenters, we understand the importance of training, from reaching our full potential as crafts workers to making sure we're as safe and whole going home as we were arriving at the job. For members of the Boston Fire Department, training is even more important. Day in and day out, they're working to save the lives and property of the people of Boston. That’s why Boston Firefighters Local 718 recently enlisted the help of the New England Carpenter Training Fund for our latest “Helping Hammers” endeavor.As part of their supervised training, union carpenter apprentices built a structure to be used in Rapid Intervention and Thermal Imaging Rescue training. It was built at the Boston Fire Training Academy on Moon Island in Quincy, MA, and will be invaluable to their ongoing firefighting and lifesaving training programs.





NERCC work leads to jail fines for cheating contractor Posted by on

From the Manchester Union-LeaderManchester Union-Leader:

"A city dry-wall contractor was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $780,000 for his role in an under-the-table payroll scheme."

"Cruz E. Galvan, 39, who operated Four Star Drywall, was ordered to pay the IRS restitution totaling $786,553. Authorities said he had paid $100,000 of that amount several weeks before being sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court."

Through countless job-site visits, staff of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters uncovered the dishonest business practices of Four Star Drywall and Cruz Galvin. They spread the word to general contractors, end users, public officials and enforcement agencies.

The end result is that Mr. Galvin has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, will pay $786,553 to the Internal Revenue Service and will be deported upon his release from prison.

We will continue to find and expose behavior like that of Mr. Gavlin and Four Star Drywall and hope that general contractors will refuse to hire subcontractors that operate in that way.

A pat on that back to Manny Gines and all of the other Organizers and Agents who worked on this.

MANCHESTER — A city dry-wall contractor was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $780,000 for his role in an under-the-table payroll scheme.

Cruz E. Galvan, 39, who operated Four Star Drywall, was ordered to pay the IRS restitution totalling $786,553. Authorities said he had paid $100,000 of that amount several weeks before being sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160210/NEWS03...
MANCHESTER — A city dry-wall contractor was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $780,000 for his role in an under-the-table payroll scheme.

Cruz E. Galvan, 39, who operated Four Star Drywall, was ordered to pay the IRS restitution totalling $786,553. Authorities said he had paid $100,000 of that amount several weeks before being sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160210/NEWS03...


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