Turner Construction Company is putting profits before people
German-owned Turner Construction Company is one of the largest general contractors in the United States, completing about $10 BILLION of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Greedy corporation Turner Construction Company has chosen a low-wage future for its employees by dumping the very workers who made them a successful contractor in the Kansas City area.
For 30 years, Turner has worked in the Kansas City construction market. And for 30 years, Turner has employed union carpenters to deliver high quality construction of projects for some of the Kansas City area’s largest companies.
But Turner Construction is now turning its back on the same workforce that made it a successful contractor here in Kansas City. This corporate decision will have a detrimental impact on wages and benefits for middle class families in the Kansas City region. Turner’s corporate bosses have chosen to walk away from their unionized workforce, opting instead for a low-wage future for craftsmen employed by Turner and its subcontractors.
At a time of record corporate profits in the construction industry, Turner’s greed is evidenced by its intent to slash wage and benefit packages for carpenter-craft workers. It should come as no surprise given Turner Construction’s greedy corporate culture that it has been in the news lately for allegedly overbilling customers in a fraudulent kickback scheme. Apparently the same culture of greed at the top of Turner’s corporate offices has trickled down to Turner’s Kansas City office.
The St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council objects to these attempts by Turner Construction Company to take away wages and benefits which hard-working union employees have earned over many years of faithful employment.
PLEASE CALL MR. PETER DAVOREN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, AT 212-229-6313, AND TELL HIM THAT YOU SUPPORT THE CARPENTERS IN KANSAS CITY, WHO DESERVE A FAIR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.
The 22,000 members of the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council and their families thank you for your support.