Entries by nmarcouiller

Minnesota Wins with Prevailing Wage (Midwest Economic Policy Institute)

“At a time when unemployment is historically low and 72% of contractors are having trouble filling craft positions, one policy has helped recruit and retain skilled workers into Minnesota’s construction industry: the Minnesota Prevailing Wage Act. The policy provides local minimum wages for construction workers employed on public projects and levels the playing field for […]

Study: Prevailing Wage Repeal Could Harm Workers (Wisconsin Radio Network)

Eliminating prevailing wage puts a heavier burden on taxpayers, according to a new report by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute. A full repeal of prevailing wage in Wisconsin would cost taxpayers $336 million annually in increased costs for social safety net programs. Repealing the prevailing wage means that workers will need more government assistance and […]

McHenry County Board Approves Prevailing Wage, Ending Three Years of Protest Votes (Northwest Herald)

Local county board in Illinois did an about face on prevailing wage. After three years of symbolically voting against a prevailing wage, board members overwhelmingly adopted a prevailing wage standard. Although symbolic gestures like this carry no weight against federal law, board members noted the importance of sending a positive message to their community by […]