The Voucher Scam and the Construction Contractor Tax Dodge

Across the country proponents of school vouchers promise choice, freedom and upward mobility. Nicole Abshire of Mothers for Democracy Institute says vouchers are a scam on students, teachers, unions and communities. She’ll be on the Heartland Labor Forum this week. Then, a new study by UMKC economist Michael Kelsay says increasing numbers of construction employers who commit wage theft and misclassify workers as independent contractors are tax cheats costing Kansas and Missouri millions.  They swindle workers out of wages, worker compensation coverage and their legal rights.

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