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.

by Guest Post | on Mar 13, 2018

Indiana's Repeal of the Prevailing Wage has been a Disaster

Vice President Mike Pence was governor of Indiana in 2015 when the state’s GOP-dominated Legislature passed a repeal of the state’s prevailing wage laws, arguing the measure would...

by Brian Young | on Dec 12, 2017

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot in Michigan

Unions in Michigan, inspired by Missouri unions’ fight against Right to Work, are banding together to protect prevailing wage in the state by bringing the issue to the voters in November.