Posts Tagged ‘Prevailing Wages’

Feb
2016
11

STUDY: Economy Would Lose $65,000,000,000 if Prevailing Wage Was Repealed Nationally

STUDY: Economy Would Lose $65,000,000,000 if Prevailing Wage Was Repealed Nationally
  Researchers from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Smart Cities Prevail have completed what might be the most comprehensive study of the economic, social, and project cost impacts related to state prevailing wage laws.  According to the study, if the 25 states with strong-to-average prevailing…
Jan
2016
22

STUDY: 4K Jobs, $681M Economic Boost Could Result from First-Ever Prevailing Wage Law in NH

STUDY: 4K Jobs, $681M Economic Boost Could Result from First-Ever Prevailing Wage Law in NH
  A newly published study from the Keystone Research Center finds that a proposed prevailing wage bill in New Hampshire would boost jobs, aid in-state contractors, and generally spur the state’s economy.  New Hampshire is currently the only state in the northeastern United States without prevailing wage laws for construction.  …
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Aug
2015
19

MIsinformation: Corporate Front Group Lying to Prevailing Wage Repeal Petition Signers

MIsinformation: Corporate Front Group Lying to Prevailing Wage Repeal Petition Signers
  A corporate front group called Protecting Michigan Taxpayers is collecting signatures for a petition that will put a referendum on the 2016 ballot calling for a repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law.  If they are successful, the legislature will be allowed to vote on the matter without interference from Governor Rick Snyder, who…
Aug
2015
12

Op-Ed Slams MI Rep. Glenn, Associated Builders & Contractors for Prevailing Wage Repeal Efforts

Op-Ed Slams MI Rep. Glenn, Associated Builders & Contractors for Prevailing Wage Repeal Efforts
  In an op-ed for The Daily News, Midland resident Eric Anders uses the childhood nursery rhyme “The House That Jack Built” to describe the impact prevailing wage repeal would have on the state of Michigan.  His insightful piece targets State Rep. Gary Glenn, who recently pledged to fight the prevailing wage at an Associated [&hellip…;
Jul
2015
30

U.S. Sen. Peters on Prevailing Wages: “Getting rid of them makes no sense.”

U.S. Sen. Peters on Prevailing Wages:
  With prevailing wage repeal still a hot-button topic in Michigan, some political leaders are taking their message to the masses in hopes of keeping the law on the books.  Since taking control of the Senate, Republicans have made prevailing wage repeal a top priority, spearheaded by Arlan Meekhof and against GOP governor Rick Snyder’s…
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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Apr
2015
8

À la Nevada: PA Republican Starts Slow Climb to Lowering Wages for School Construction

À la Nevada: PA Republican Starts Slow Climb to Lowering Wages for School Construction
  In Pennsylvania, a group of Republican lawmakers began an assault on the state’s prevailing wage laws, pushing for legislation which would exempt school districts from the mandate.  HB 707, being championed by State Rep. Jesse Topper, is similar to a move by the Nevada GOP.   Currently, school districts must pay the prevailing wage…
Feb
2015
27

Workers Rally at Nevada Legislature While Prevailing Wage-Limiting Bill is Discussed

Workers Rally at Nevada Legislature While Prevailing Wage-Limiting Bill is Discussed
  A wage attack born in the Nevada Senate brought workers of all types together in protest on Thursday, the Las Vegas Sun reports: Union and nonunion workers overwhelmed hallways and committee rooms. They marched outside, waved banners and filled committee rooms to watch lawmakers vet SB119, one of the most controversial bills in this…
Feb
2015
26

Worker Win: California Court Rules Employers Can Sue Competitors for Not Paying Prevailing Wages

  While the prevailing wage faces a broad-based attack by GOP majorities in Wisconsin, Nevada, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Michigan and New Mexico, a 2-1 decision in the California 2nd District Court of Appeal is doing just the opposite: strengthening the important worker protection. That court ruled recently that…
Nov
2014
5

This KY Contractor Has Spent 10 Years Fighting $50,000 in Back Wage Claims. They Finally Lost.

  A case brought forward by the Kentucky Building Trades was recently upheld in the Kentucky Court of Appeals providing a victory for both the involved unions and their signatory contractors.  The case will mean Teco Mechanical, a non-union contractor from Lexington, will pay $54,164 in back wages to its workers along with a $5,250 [&hellip…;
Oct
2014
3

MN Contractors Could Face 20-Year Jail Sentence, $100,000 Fine for Not Paying the Prevailing Wage

  Two electrical contractors in Minnesota have been charged with felony theft by swindle for falsifying records to indicate that they paid employees the prevailing wage on a state-funded project when they were in fact pocketing the difference.  Hennepin County attorneys announced the charges against Thomas Robert Clifton and Earl Keith…
Sep
2014
23

“I Called the Migra on You Guys”: Seattle Contractor Sentenced for Exploiting Undocumented Workers

  A Seattle contractor has been sentenced to three months in jail and fined $10,000 for breaking prevailing wage laws and abusing employees by reporting them to immigration when they asked to be correctly paid.  The contractor, Dathan Williams, had landed more than $1.1 million in contracts from the government before an investigation, which…