The Unskilled Want to Be Paid Less
A campaign, funded by the anti-worker Associated Builders and Contractors, (ABC) this week filed 250,000 signatures with the State Board of Canvassers in Michigan to repeal the states prevailing wage law. If the signatures are certified, the legislature has the power to vote for the change without needing the Governor to approve it.
Governor Snyder, a Republican, has stated that he is against repealing the prevailing wage.
"We will be very successful at the end with voters," said Patrick "Shorty" Gleason, legislative director of the Michigan Building Trades Council. "I don't think people are going buy the theory that the lower you pay people, the more taxpayers are going to save money. Low-ball contractors will not be giving that back to the taxpayers. They will be putting it back in their pockets."
A similar bill is making its way through the Wisconsin Legislature at this time with the support of Governor Scott Walker.