Fox 12 Oregon – Stephen G. Nagy’s business, S&S Drywall Assemblies, is closed after investigators executed a search warrant in October.The search warrant came after a year-long investigation in which prosecutors say Nagy, the owner, failed to pay fair wages.Nagy kept his head low in a Washington County courtroom Thursday afternoon as he was arraigned on charges
of racketeering, theft, money laundry and forgery.Investigators accused Nagy of not paying proper wages to his carpenters.Last year, several local unions started protesting S&S Drywall and the company became wrapped up in a labor dispute.“They’re a company that pays way below area standard wages,” says Jason Sheckler, who last year protested a job site of S&S Drywall in Beaverton.Jack Gamboa works for the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and says his organization was very concerned after hearing Nagy’s company failed to pay standard wages.”It’s good to see justice finally come to this individual who has been cheating the people in the state of Oregon,” Gamboa says. ….Read More
This year’s midterm elections resulted in divided government in Washington, but unity of purpose helped UBC members send candidates to Congress, state houses, and local offices in states both red and blue.
Phone calls were made. Doors were knocked on. Rallies were packed. All in support of Carpenter Politics, the union’s grassroots-driven effort to put party politics aside and support candidates who… Read story here