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What we stand for:

"WAGE THEFT IS more common than armed robbery in our country and three times as costly to the economy. Here in Massachusetts, wage theft costs individual workers more than $1 billion a year in earned wages. This hurts our communities and all the state’s taxpayers. The Responsible Development Coalition, consisting of responsible developers, contractors, and the Carpenters Union, believes that the Legislature must act in the new session to end the practice, hold violators accountable, and promote responsible development in the Commonwealth.


Across Massachusetts, workers are being exploited while the concerns of our communities are ignored. Many municipalities have taken action due to the delays at the state level. Lynn, Somerville, Framingham, and Northampton are just a few of the communities showing true leadership on this issue. Please click HERE to see if your municipal elected officials and candidates support our Responsible Development Pledge".

We are a coalition of responsible developers, contractors and the Carpenters Union.


We believe that we can build a better future -- but we need to do it responsibly in order to protect our neighborhoods and create opportunity for everyone looking to live and work in Massachusetts. We will fight on behalf of responsible development that:

  • Invests in beautification efforts such as planting trees, increases open space and parks, and helps to improve a community's general quality of life.

  • Guarantees that women earn equal pay compared to men in the same construction jobs.

  • Creates jobs that pay a living wage and provides benefits like health care and pensions.

  • Will increase our supply of housing and will ensure that people can afford to both live and work here.

  • Strengthens neighborhoods by collaborating with community members to improve building projects and by making direct contributions to neighborhood improvements.

  • Provides wage equality and inclusivity and creates good jobs for local residents that provide career pathways for women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and transitioning veterans.

  • Creates opportunity by encouraging the use of high-quality union apprenticeship programs that place workers into the pipeline for good-paying jobs and gives them the skills needed to build a career in construction and a better life for their families.

  • Is committed to building environmentally friendly projects that use appropriate building materials, use less energy, and help reduce a community's carbon footprint.

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