The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry recently announced nearly $320,000 in total back wages paid to 70 workers for Millennium Concrete on the massive Digi-Key expansion project in Thief River Falls, Mn. Millennium is from Coralville, Iowa, and substantially underbid several local contractors in order to win the contract. We now know that they tried to gain an unfair advantage at the expense of their employees by misclassifying the work they performed in order to pay the lowest possible wages. Through a coordinated investigation by FCF and the Building Trades, these violations were brought to light under strong legal enforcement. Prevailing wage requirements help ensure a strong public construction industry by leveling the playing field for all contractors and preventing the erosion of healthy wage and labor standards by unscrupulous contractors.
Keep Minnesota contractors competitive and preserve good careers in construction. Notify FCF if you suspect unlawful bidding practices or wage theft.