Millwright leaders host Texas commissioner to tour and talk about illegal employment practices

Harris County, Texas, Commissioner Adrian Garcia visited the Houston training center Aug. 10. He toured the facility, met with apprentices, and discussed with SSMRC staff issues that are affecting union millwrights. The conversation focused on misclassification of workers as independent contractors and illegal use of tourist visas. Both of these problems lead to less work for law-abiding contractors and union millwrights. Garcia said he is aware of these issues and is working to combat them.

Pictured above (from left) are: James Rowland, Western Region director; Rick Halford, political director; Garcia; Jason Lolling, millwright training director; Victor Sanchez, Local 2232 business agent; Dwight Murrah, Local 2232/1421 business agent; and Monte Thompson, Local 2232 business agent.