US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh statement on Hawbaker Inc. plea and sentencing for theft in Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today issued a statement on Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s announcement that Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. has today pleaded to and been sentenced for theft relating to violations of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the federal Davis-Bacon Act.
“Today’s plea and sentencing of Hawbaker Inc. is a victory for the more than 1,200 workers whose hard-earned money was stolen. Ensuring workers get all the money owed them is a priority for the U.S. Department of Labor, and our partners in state government, when they act with courage and conviction as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has in this case, can help us secure more just outcomes for workers.
“Contractors working on federally funded projects subject to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts are required to pay prevailing hourly wages and fringe benefits. The violation of Davis-Bacon and Related Acts in this case is clear. I commend Attorney General Shapiro and the team for their commitment in getting these workers the wages they earned, and leveling the playing field for contractors who play by the rules.”