News From: prevailing wage

by Brian Young | on May 22, 2019

West Virginia Prevailing Wage Repeal Increases Construction Costs

In May of 2016, West Virginia repealed the state’s prevailing wage law. This law, known at the federal level as Davis-Bacon, requires that construction projects that are paid for with state...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 12, 2019

Hot Nurses, Babbling Bernie Sanders and Windmill Cancer

Feeling the Bern yet? Sanders proposes a swift change to national labor law while skipping out on the Building Trades Legislative pow wow in DC. Prevailing wage legislation failed to pass in New York...

by Guest Post | on Apr 01, 2019

IBEW Activists Work to Bring Back Prevailing Wage to New Hampshire

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center For more than three decades, New Hampshire has been the lone New England state lacking a prevailing wage law. But after voters in November’s...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 29, 2019

Prevailing Wage Bill Faces Opposition from Business Groups

Budget negotiations in New York are down to the wire and one of the bills that union members are still fighting for is a provision that would define public works projects in the state. The definition...

by Guest Post | on Mar 28, 2019

Defining Public Works

Shouting, "End corporate welfare, pass public works!" hundreds of union activists and day laborers flooded the halls of the Capitol today, urging legislators to act before it's too late...

by Guest Post | on Mar 22, 2019

Silicon Valley Labor Shortage: Is it BS or Greed

Since the first of the year, some contractor and building industry associations have peddled a story around the state that California has fallen into the ravages of a construction labor shortage....

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 07, 2018

No Prevailing Wage in Michigan

Over the last year, the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) have been collecting petition signatures to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage. Once they gained enough signatures,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 24, 2018

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot in Michigan

Over the last few months, anti-union forces have been collecting signatures to get a repeal of the state prevailing wage law on the ballot in November. On Monday the state Board of Elections finished...

by Guest Post | on Mar 19, 2018

Hail the Prevailing Wage

This is New York. We don’t do “race to the bottom” here. We don’t invite in bottom-fishers and corner-cutters to build our buildings. And we don’t scapegoat workers...

by Press and Media | on Mar 15, 2018

Closing the Prevailing Wage Loophole

In New York, companies are using a loophole in New York State law to avoid paying a prevailing wage on certain publicly funded projects. Read more from the AP below.