Posts Tagged ‘prevailing wage’

Jan
2015
23

IN Republican Joins Former Dem Mayor of Terre Haute in Opposing GOP’s Construction Wage Slashing Bill

IN Republican Joins Former Dem Mayor of Terre Haute in Opposing GOP's Construction Wage Slashing Bill
  In Indiana, two Vigo County commissioners and a union representative are speaking out against a proposed bill that would make drastic changes to the state’s Common Construction Wage (CCW). The CCW is the state’s version of the prevailing wage found in other states.   Encouragingly, Republican Brad Anderson is standing alongside...
Jan
2015
23

Settlement Means Lockheed Martin Owes $200,000 in Prevailing Wages to 18 Workers

Settlement Means Lockheed Martin Owes $200,000 in Prevailing Wages to 18 Workers
  Lockheed Martin has agreed to a settlement in which it will pay $210,000 in backpay to 18 employees who were not paid the prevailing wage.  The violations occurred between May of 2011 and October of 2012 at the Coast Guard facility near Petaluma, California.  As part of the settlement, Lockheed Martin will retain its [&hellip...
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Jan
2015
21

Snyder Will Veto Prevailing Wage Repeal; Mackinac, Assoc. Builders & Contractors Double Down

Snyder Will Veto Prevailing Wage Repeal; Mackinac, Assoc. Builders & Contractors Double Down
  As Republicans in the Michigan legislature prepare to introduce a package of bills that would repeal the prevailing wage for school and government facility construction, they have encountered an immovable force: Republican Governor Rick Snyder.  On Thursday, Snyder came out in support of the prevailing wage saying that he opposed the...
Jan
2015
9

HEARTLESS: Associated Builders & Contractors Suing City of Lansing So Workers Can Be Paid Less

HEARTLESS: Associated Builders & Contractors Suing City of Lansing So Workers Can Be Paid Less
  The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought forward by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) which questions the constitutionality of the City of Lansing’s prevailing wage ordinance.  The ruling could have a far reaching effect in the state as Michigan has more than two dozen counties, cities, and townships with...
Jan
2015
8

IN Gov’s Prez Hopes May Prevent Extremist Agenda, but Prevailing Wage Still in GOP Crosshairs

IN Gov's Prez Hopes May Prevent Extremist Agenda, but Prevailing Wage Still in GOP Crosshairs
  The Indiana Legislature began its four-month legislative session on Tuesday with hopes of enacting a two-year, $30 billion budget which would take effect July 1st.  It is unlikely that much of anything controversial will come to a vote as Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence weighs whether or not to enter the Presidential/Vice Presidential fray...
Jan
2015
7

First Veto-Proof GOP Majority in 83 Years Could Spell Trouble for West Virginia’s Prevailing Wage

  Prevailing wage laws could be in jeopardy in West Virginia, where the GOP has gained control of both legislative houses beginning in 2015. The majority is large enough to override a gubernatorial veto and the state’s farthest right-leaning, “free market” experts are pushing to use the newfound power to eliminate the prevailing wage. ...
Dec
2014
5

Another Associated Builders & Contractors Member Rung Up for Serious Wage Violations

Another Associated Builders & Contractors Member Rung Up for Serious Wage Violations
  Donald F. Ihlefeld, the owner of the Alhambra Building Company of Warwick, Rhode Island, was sentenced for a series of charges stemming from his failure to pay the prevailing wage. Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. of the U.S. District Court in Providence put Ihlefeld on two years probation and will have him perform 200 [&hellip...
Dec
2014
3

In Survey, MI’s Biz Community Speaks: Yes to Infrastructure, No to Wage-Slashing

  A survey of 300 business owners and executives taken by Crain’s Detroit Business in mid-November shows that the top priorities of business players are not lower taxes but infrastructure spending, education, and job training.  The Michigan GOP made major gains at the state and federal level during the 2014 elections, but the pro-business...
Nov
2014
17

Fresno’s Ban on Project Labor Agreements, Ignorance of Prevailing Wage Reversed by City Council

  The Fresno City Council has voted to approve two measures which will repeal its ban on Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) and require the prevailing wage to be paid on municipal public works projects.  The two measures bring the city in line with new state bills — SB 922, SB 829, and SB 7 — [&hellip...
Nov
2014
13

Speculation on High in MI: Far-Right May Try to Trade the Prevailing Wage for Road Funding

Speculation on High in MI: Far-Right May Try to Trade the Prevailing Wage for Road Funding
  The Michigan GOP enters the upcoming lame duck session knowing they will have a supermajority next year after the pickup of four house seats and one senate seat in the general election. 35 legislators will have one more chance to make a mark on the state before they return to civilian life due to [&hellip...
Nov
2014
6

Wine and Dime? Nickel and Dine? Napa, CA Passes Prevailing Wage Ordinance

Wine and Dime? Nickel and Dine? Napa, CA Passes Prevailing Wage Ordinance
  The charter city of Napa, California has passed an ordinance requiring all workers on future public construction projects to be paid the prevailing wage.  The bill was passed by city council in early November and a second vote will put it into full effect in late November.  City officials say they were already committed [&hellip...
Oct
2014
30

MN House Candidate Attacks the Prevailing Wage, Faces Fact-Checking Fire from Local Blogger

MN House Candidate Attacks the Prevailing Wage, Faces Fact-Checking Fire from Local Blogger
  Speaking on AM radio, the Republican challenger in Minnesota House District 17A, Tim Miller, made outrageous claims about the costs associated with the state’s prevailing wage laws.  Unfortunately for Miller, simple fact-checking appears to be out of reach. On the KWLM (AM 1340) show Open Mic, Miller claimed: …the MN Department of...