Skip to comments.Whistleblower Says Illegal Aliens Have ‘Taken Over Every Trade’ in CA Construction (T)
Posted on 03/15/2018 6:09:14 AM PDT by PapaBear3625
A whistleblower in the southern California construction industry says illegal alien workers have taken over every trade in the business while driving down wages by an estimated 40 percent.
Blaine Taylor, the whistleblower, said the construction industry in California once offered a starting wage of about $45 an hour in the late 1980s. Fast-forward to 2018 nearly two decades into when illegal aliens began flooding the industry he now says that wages have fallen by more than half, standing at just $11 an hour.
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But... but... Unions!
It’s all a big cost-shifting scheme.
Their wages are lower than citizens’ wages, because some of the costs (free medical, dodging taxes with stolen identity, schools for their kids, etc) are shifted from the wage payer to the taxpayer.
Correction: Illegal aliens have been ALLOWED to take over every trade. The door is open and they walk right in.
Say that even louder would you? Because it is spot on!
In fairness, so have all of us.
Now we get to the rut of the issue. Charging $45 per hour in the late 80s (roughly $80 per hour inflation-adjusted) had to be due to unions...and so people responded...and that has us where we are now.
So, I credit the UNIONS for this nightmare that California has become.
Can’t blame the Unions on this one.
It’s also true that all of the food-related trades in Las Vegas are populated by latinos.
They hoard the jobs for each other——nobody else can get hired.
Is there any place in the USA where this is not true?
Building a house or commercial structure got cheaper due to illegal alien labor just when, exactly?
That’s right, it never got cheaper. The contractors have been taking it in markup. The benefit never was passed onto home buyers or businesses building a new office or warehouse.
DUH! This was being screamed about fifteen years ago and someone just now is realizing it?
Not sure about the rest, but try to go to a construction site in Texas and count the white guys. Good luck....
I have lived in SoCal all my life and he is absolutely correct on this, a lot of my friends are in construction. Illegal Immigration has destroyed the entire Middle Class in this godforsaken tarnished state.
My dream is to see ALL OF THE DEPORTED and then laugh as the Slave Masters can NOT get a damn thing built in this State.
Same thing has happened in Virginia.
Virginia was low crime, Republican and English speaking before George W. Bush was President.
An article here about a week ago said that regulations in the USA have added as much as $85,000 to every dwelling built.
Speak for yourself. I mow my own grass, cook my own food and repair my own house. I do not employ illegals. Never have, never will.
Only in California? In my brief stint on a framing crew in Orlando and then in Charleston, every last one of the workers except me were Brazilians, and the boss was an illegal Russian. I got $9 an hour picking up discarded scrap wood and other odd jobs. They got $12 or $15 depending on skill level.
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