July 21, 2017

19th Annual NAFC Conference – Nashville, TN, Sept. 25 – 26, 2017

NAFC will be holding its next Annual Conference in 2017 in Music City U.S.A., Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, in the heart of the city. NAFC’s National Conference is attended by several hundred participants from across the nation, including representatives from labor organizations, fair contractors, fair contracting […]

Report: Republicans Did Not Consider Social Costs of Prevailing Wage Law Repeal

By Jim Lundstrom, Peninsula Pulse June 30th, 2017 Republican lawmakers have set their sights on repealing the state’s prevailing wage law for public projects as a way to save taxpayer money on infrastructure costs, but opponents say it is an attack on the middle-class, blue-collar worker. The bill would end all prevailing wage laws for […]

Labor leader: Prevailing wage protects workers from ‘race to bottom’

By Matt Glynn , and Jonathan D. Epstein Published June 30, 2017 | Updated June 30, 2017 New York State has had a prevailing wage law since 1894, and supporters say it’s needed to protect workers from being undercut and underpaid by contractors and government agencies. They also argue that prevailing wage laws help ensure […]

Prevailing wage, project labor agreements protect living standards for construction workers

By ROBBIE HUNTER July 6, 2017 at 12:01 am In an era of political hyperventilation, it might be a good idea for some critics to take a deep breath before they launch into their attacks on the prevailing wage laws and project labor agreements that protect the living standards of construction workers in California and […]

Frank Manzo IV: Lawmakers should consider the social cost of construction wage cuts

June 28, 2017 Frank Manzo IV | Policy Director Midwest Economic Policy Institute According to the conservative Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WTA), state legislators and Gov. Scott Walker may soon act to cut the wages of private construction workers by as much as 44 percent. How? By repealing Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law – the minimum wage […]

Service Contract Act and Davis-Bacon Act Under Attack

By David Madland and Karla Walter Posted on June 27, 2017, 11:45 am The federal government spends hundreds of billions of dollars annually contracting out goods and services, including building highways, employing janitorial services in federal office buildings, and hiring security at nuclear laboratories. Prevailing wage laws-such as the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 and the […]

Prevailing wage repeal will hurt taxpayers, workers

Beth Meyers represents the 74th Assembly District of Wisconsin Jun 26, 2017 MADISON- The citizens of Wisconsin have seen their fair share of legislative proposals this year that could dramatically change the status quo for our state. From changes to how the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources addresses high capacity wells to new limits on […]

The truth about the Davis-Bacon Act

Letters to the Editor – Opinion June 25 at 7:42 PM George F. Will’s hit piece on the Davis-Bacon Act, “To create, destroy this law” [op-ed, June 18], was hardly surprising from a columnist who once wrote “the minimum wage should be the same everywhere: $0.” We take issue with the absurd myth Mr. Will […]

Setting the Record Straight on the Davis-Bacon Act

Sean McGarvey, Contributor President – North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 06/21/2017 09:01 am ET   Once upon a time, conservative columnists like George Will could have been counted upon to offer thoughtful, reasoned and, most importantly, well-researched analysis on public policy issues. Sadly, that academic approach to public policy debate has seemingly been forsaken, […]

Wage theft demands legislative response, advocates say

June 21, 2017 By Katie Lannan and Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE   Supporters of legislation aimed at preventing wage theft painted a picture of an urgent need for action on Tuesday, telling lawmakers that Massachusetts workers across all industries are denied hundreds of millions of dollars annually. A bill (S 999/H 1033) […]

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