Piping Industry News

Employee Misclassification Costing Government Billions

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 1, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Employees in certain industries, including construction are being taken advantage of from a financial standpoint by their employers.

A June report released by the Economic Policy Institute sheds light on an alarming trend in America known as employee misclassification that is rampant within industries that rely heavily on a chain of subcontractors such as construction and trucking.

Between 10 and 20 percent of employers nationwide, misclassify at least one worker as an independent contractor. According to the report, this trend is likely to have increased in recent years.

Employee misclassification occurs when a company treats someone who should be classified as a direct hire as a self-employed, independent contractor.

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Topics: construction, UA Affiliation, Government, Economic Policy, Employee, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Misclassification, Construction Industry, Labor Standards, Northwest Ohio, Labor

Training Center deemed 'incredible' by Wood County Commissioner candidate

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 3, 2014 11:27:00 AM

"An incredible asset" is how Wood County Commissioner candidate, and longtime skilled trades advocate, Andy Newlove described the Piping Industry Training Center after his recent tour of our state-of-the-art facility. 

Newlove visited the PITC to get a better understanding of the worldclass training and services the Piping Industry and MCA (Mechanical Contractors Association) brings to our apprentices, customers and community.

"The hard work and dedication of your membership have always impressed me," said Newlove. "Touring this facility further supported my strong feeling that keeping jobs local and promoting skilled trades in our area is what will continue to make Wood County and Northwest Ohio a great place to live and work."

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Topics: Training, The Piping Industry Training Center, Management, Training Trust, Northwest Ohio, Labor, Wood County

State Rep. impressed after Training Center tour

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Apr 21, 2014 3:24:07 PM

A little bit surprised but incredibly impressed. These are common emotions expressed by visitors who tour the Piping Industry Training Center in Northwood, Ohio for the first time.

The Piping Industry Training Center is a jointly sponsored Training Trust, committed to serving both Labor and Management of the Piping Industry of Northwest Ohio.

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Topics: Training, Ohio, State Representative, Management, Northwood, Labor

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