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• The Washington Post reports that the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters union is charging that "employers at six construction projects that will house Amazon employees or operations in Northern Virginia have evaded federal and state taxes by misclassifying workers, failing to carry workers' compensation coverage and avoiding overtime pay." The union "alleges multiple violations of federal labor law by general contractors, subcontractors and labor brokers who supply workers for projects owned and managed by four development companies and intended for Amazon."

Amazon has responded to the charges by saying it has "decided as a result to apply the rules it has pledged to uphold for the properties it will build in Arlington to its leased headquarters properties in the county as well. Those rules include requiring all workers to be paid prevailing wages, no independent contractors employed without the property owners’ approval, and being subject to oversight by a third-party labor administration team."
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