Labor Union Files Complaint Over Tenney Campaign
The Central and Northern New York Building Construction Trades Council has filed a complaint with the State Department of Labor in reference to the Caudia Tenney for Congress Campaign's misclassification of workers.
According to a recent article in the Binghamton "Press and Sun-Bulletin", Tenney listed her Campaign Manager and Campaign Spokeswoman as independent contractors instead of staff.
Union officials say by claiming her staff are contractors, Tenney avoids paying into the Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation and Social Security systems.
Representative Patrick Costello says worker misclassification is a serious problem in New York State that needs to be addressed.
Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney calls the complaint "baseless nonsense."
Tenney says it's a sleazy political hit job from either Kim Myers or Martin Babinec. She says they want to distract from their horrible records of violation labor lay.
Tenney claims Myer's company had to settle a 36 state lawsuit for 25-million dollars for cheating workers out of overtime pay and Babinec's company was fined one-million dollars by the U.S. Department of Labor for cheating workers out of overtime pay.