Posts Tagged ‘prevailing wage’

Jul
2015
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STUDY: Repealing MI Prevailing Wage Would Cut 11,000 Jobs, $1.7B from GDP, $700M of Investments

STUDY: Repealing MI Prevailing Wage Would Cut 11,000 Jobs, $1.7B from GDP, $700M of Investments
  A new study titled The Cost of Repealing Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Policy provides new data about the law’s true impact on total construction costs and economic activity.  As we wrote earlier this month, despite the incredibly strong voter support for the current prevailing wage law, the state GOP is pushing a repeal agenda.  The...
Jun
2015
17

NM Court Sides with Building Trades, Says Martinez Admin Has Been Illegally Setting Wage Rates

NM Court Sides with Building Trades, Says Martinez Admin Has Been Illegally Setting Wage Rates
  On Monday, the New Mexico Supreme Court sided with a group of unions ruling that state labor officials must change the way they set the prevailing wage and fringe benefits for publicly funded projects.  In her 15-page opinion, Justice Petra Jimenez Maes argued that the Martinez administration has a duty to set rates based [&hellip...
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Jun
2015
17

POLL: Likely Michigan Voters Support the Prevailing Wage by More Than 2-to-1

POLL: Likely Michigan Voters Support the Prevailing Wage by More Than 2-to-1
  The results of a new Michigan poll support labor movement claims that the prevailing wage is vital to a strong workforce and quality of life. It is bad news for extremists in the legislature who wish to move forward with repeal of the age-old law despite Republican governor Rick Snyder’s support of skilled tradespeople.  [&hellip...
Jun
2015
11

New WV Prevailing Wage Law Basically Coming Apart at the Seams

New WV Prevailing Wage Law Basically Coming Apart at the Seams
  Prevailing wage laws are once again a hot topic in West Virginia as the state’s Republicans are unhappy with the proposed calculation of the wage mandated by the law they put in place, SB 361. The law could now be in limbo for months.  On Monday, members of the Joint Committee on Government and [&hellip...
Jun
2015
5

NV Republicans Reinstate School Construction Prevailing Wages In Last-Second Legislative Reversal

  On the last day of this legislative session, Republicans in Nevada made a major concession (read: did the right thing) by amending AB 172 to reinstate prevailing wage requirements on school construction projects.  The move passed both the Senate and the House en route to the Governor’s desk.  The compromise was made during an [&hellip...
Jun
2015
5

Construction Workers Counter de Blasio’s Talking Points with Rally, Assemblymen Speeches

Construction Workers Counter de Blasio's Talking Points with Rally, Assemblymen Speeches
  With the 421-a tax abatement debate heating up Albany and the New York papers, hundreds of construction workers flooded East Capitol Park demanding lawmakers include prevailing wage provisions in any 421-a renewal.   Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are odds over the issue, with Cuomo supporting construction...
Jun
2015
2

Cuomo Jabs de Blasio Over Prevailing Wage Cuts for NYC Construction Workers

Cuomo Jabs de Blasio Over Prevailing Wage Cuts for NYC Construction Workers
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May
2015
29

Bill de Base: NYC Mayor Supports Lowering Construction Wages on Affordable Housing Projects

Bill de Base: NYC Mayor Supports Lowering Construction Wages on Affordable Housing Projects
  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is playing a divisive game with New York City’s labor unions as he works towards reforming the 412-a tax abatement program that is set to expire on June 15th.  The program grants tax abatements to developers who build and preserving affordable housing units in the city. It costs [&hellip...
May
2015
27

Right-Wing Associated Builders and Contractors Begin Push for Prevailing Wage Ballot Initiative

Right-Wing Associated Builders and Contractors Begin Push for Prevailing Wage Ballot Initiative
  As their quest to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law faces intra-party roadblocks, Michigan’s conservative right-wing is shifting its efforts to putting the issue on a voting ballot.  If successful, the move would effectively circumvent Gov. Rick Snyder, a vocal opponent of repeal.   The ballot initiative is being organized by the...
May
2015
18

Michigan Senate Passes Prevailing Wage Repeal Package Despite Several GOP Defectors

Michigan Senate Passes Prevailing Wage Repeal Package Despite Several GOP Defectors
  Late last week the Michigan State Senate passed the bills that make up the Republican party’s attempt to repeal the prevailing wage law.  The package of bills will now move to the House where it is unclear whether there are enough votes to advance the legislation. Repeal is ostensibly opposed by Republican Gov. Rick [&hellip...
May
2015
13

Despite Gov’s Veto Threat, Michigan Begins Latest Round of Prevailing Wage Repeal Hearings

Despite Gov's Veto Threat, Michigan Begins Latest Round of Prevailing Wage Repeal Hearings
  In Michigan, the Senate Competitiveness Committee will hear Senate Bills 1,2, and 3 today, which together would repeal the prevailing wage in the state.  The long-rumored move had been pushed to the backburner after what many believed was an agreement between the two parties to hold off on repeal in exchange for Democratic support [&hellip...
May
2015
13

Brave GOP Rep Votes With Dems in Committee to Halt WI Prevailing Wage Repeal (For Now)

Brave GOP Rep Votes With Dems in Committee to Halt WI Prevailing Wage Repeal (For Now)
  Prevailing wage has become thee hot-button labor topic in the private sector this year, with Republicans in multiple states attempting to repeal the important worker protection. But in recently famous anti-union Wisconsin, the Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform has voted against recommending a bill which would have repealed the...