News From: prevailing wage

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.

by Press and Media | on Nov 16, 2017

$13.50 is not a Prevailing Wage

It really doesn't pay to break the rules, instead, it will cost a Long Beach NY company $2.5 Million.

by Brian Young | on May 17, 2017

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) are at it again.  This time, they are trying to bypass the will of Governor Rick Snyder and bring a petition to the voters to repeal prevailing wage...

by Brian Young | on Feb 22, 2017

Hartford playing Hardball

For years Connecticut, has failed to meet their pension requirements and have consistently mismanaged the fund.  Now a bill is being proposed that will exempt retirement benefits from collective...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 21, 2017

Wisconsin making prevailing wage history

Unions have taken a beating over the last few years in Wisconsin.  During the Scott Walker administration, Right to Work (for Less) has been passed in the face of massive protests. They followed...

by Brian Young | on Feb 08, 2017

GOP: No Bargaining or Davis Bacon in Iowa

The attack on organized labor is happening across the country.  Recently UCOMM has reported on the national effort to pass Right to Work (for Less), a court case to take away teachers rights to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 12, 2017

No Davis Bacon for Federal Infrastructure Funds

The last few weeks have seen Republicans across the country rolling back worker protections.  In Congress, Republicans have made it easier to fire public employees without due process and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 05, 2017

Prevailing Wages to be repealed

For years, Republicans in Kentucky have attempted to make the state Right to Work (for Less) only to be thwarted by Democrats who have historically held a majority in the state House of...

by Guest Post | on Jun 22, 2016

How low wages hurt the boss

Out-of-state contractors benefited after Indiana weakened its prevailing wage law, according to a new Economic Commentary from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute.Despite an emerging academic...