Posts Tagged ‘Davis-Bacon’

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...;
Jul
2014
30

“When You Reason with Reasonable Republicans, They Will Support Working Family Issues.”

  Time and again the most extreme actors in the House of Representatives try to gut vital, decades-old wage protections, and time and again they are stopped. Such was the case earlier this month when 46 Republicans joined Democrats in voting against an amendment by Iowa looney bin stalwart Rep. Steve King which would have [&hellip...;
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Jun
2014
27

Hot Topic: Davis-Bacon, Prevailing Wages Suddenly the Talk of the KY Senate Election

Hot Topic: Davis-Bacon, Prevailing Wages Suddenly the Talk of the KY Senate Election
  As the race to represent Kentucky in the U.S. Senate heats up between incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell and popular Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, the prevailing wage is becoming an unexpected pivoting point in the race.  The Senate Minority leader may be attempting to shed his image as a major driver of obstruction in Washington...
Jul
2013
10

Anti-Davis Bacon Bill, HR 448, Debunked by Economist in Committee Hearing

  A bill labeled HR 448, currently before the House Education and the Workforce Committee, aims to systematically lower wages in the construction industry by changing the method by which prevailing wages are calculated.  This approach, which was been beaten back in the late 90s, is the latest attempt to lower wages after repeated House...
Jun
2013
11

Media Completely Ignores Vital, Bipartisan Vote In Support of Davis-Bacon Act Wage Protections

Media Completely Ignores Vital, Bipartisan Vote In Support of Davis-Bacon Act Wage Protections
  The political news cycle tends to highlight stories that lean the furthest to the left or right, thus leaving out the quite occasional and incredibly rational bipartisan center. This does little to embolden our sense of hope about progress being made.  But as has been the case on multiple occasions the past couple years, [&hellip...;
Feb
2012
17

Rep. Brian Higgins to Receive First Abe Breehey Award

Rep. Brian Higgins to Receive First Abe Breehey Award
The following is a press release from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB)… U.S CONGRESSMAN BRIAN Higgins (D-NY 27th) will become the first recipient of the Abe Breehey Legislator of the Year award in recognition of his tireless work on behalf of working families. International President Newton B. Jones will present the award...