Response to Politico’s “Behind the Minimum Wage Fight”

For several years, the Carpenters have been out front in drawing attention to wage theft via 1099 misclassification, i.e., independent contractor versus employee. A recent Politico piece illustrates that the pervasive problem exists of investigation and enforcement by the states of minimum wage violations—one more example of lost local and state taxes.

In a day and age when government is strapped for cash, going after those unscrupulous tax evaders for misclassification and minimum wage violations should be a non-partisan issue.

In Solidarity,