Real Data on Prevailing Wage Show No Savings

Posted: Aug 25, 2016 12:22 PM EDT Updated: Aug 30, 2016 6:00 AM EDT
Guest Columnist – Steve White

If you look at facts, it is clear the repeal of the state prevailing wage law will be one of the most disastrous, job-killing measures our Legislature has ever taken.

Yet it is not surprising writers Bryan Hoylman and Jason Huffman (Aug. 4) claim great savings – without any facts – because they represent the few people who will profit from West Virginia’s wage and job loss created by the repeal.

The current discussion about prevailing wage should be simple: has or has not the promised 25 percent savings from repealing the prevailing wage law been realized? During the legislative session the claim that four schools would be built for the price of three was made many times.

Repeal supporters take us through a twisted logic of hypothetical savings based on wage cuts but never show any actual savings on any real project

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