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1099 Scam Exposes Abused Workforce in Construction

"Stan Marek, the president and CEO of the Marek Family of Companies, an interior contracting company that has offices across the state, recently testified before the Texas Workforce Commission in advance of the agency’s final preparations for its legislative agenda on what he said is a rampant...

Report: Half of Texas Construction Workers Undocumented

"Half of the construction workers in Texas are undocumented, according to a new report by an Austin immigrant rights group and University of Texas researchers that surveyed nearly 1,200 workers throughout the state. The report released Thursday by the Austin-based Workers Defense Project and...

Construction in Texas: Workers Underpaid, Contractors Skirting the Law

In this blockbuster 2-part report by NPR's Wade Goodwin , construction in Texas comes under the microscope. Highlights: April 10, 2013 - "Homebuilding and commercial construction may be an economic driver for the state, but it's also an industry riddled with hazards. Years of illegal...