Construction is booming in Texas, but many workers are paying dearly

Construction is booming in Texas, but many workers are paying dearly. Take a listen to this NPR two part series on worker misclassification, injuries on the job and wage theft.

“Our estimation is that there’s $1.6 billion being lost in federal income taxes just from Texas alone,” says the Workers Defense Project’s Tzintzun. The report estimates that $7 billion in wages from nearly 400,000 illegally classified construction workers is going unreported in Texas each year, resulting in billions of dollars in revenue lost owing to institutionalized statewide payroll fraud.

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