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Preface

… factors beyond our control. From unfair Japanese trade practices to low wage Sunbelt states, the smoking gun for Michigan's sluggish economic growth … August, Michigan's unemployment rate was 6.5%, a full 3% below levels which prevailed only 18 months before. In fact, Michigan witnessed the sharpest drop in …

Send the Cash, Keep the Change

… teacher union, his principal purpose is to secure the highest possible wages and benefits for his members. His organization opposes parental choice, … mediocrity. Send the cash, keep the change. If that sort of thinking prevails, the children of our state will be the real losers.

Introduction

… construction projects receiving federal monies must pay union-scale or "prevailing" wages, even if less expensive labor is available. Occasionally, the federal government …

The High Cost of Bad Law

… here in Michigan: the Prevailing Wage Act of 1965. It's a classic … those projects to be paid "prevailing" wages and benefits. That invariably … more than they do. The prevailing wage nonsense has come home … Kelley would like the Prevailing Wage Act applied to construction …

IV. Comparing the Cost of Contract Service Delivery

… than 110 percent of the prevailing private-sector market price, … Costs          Salaries and wages $20,000 $20,000      Employee … to a base of salaries and wages. The question is: will the … in direct costs (salaries, wages and benefits of 2 custodians … Service Provision Salaries and wages $2,145,817 $2,145,817      …

Phase Six: Overcoming Obstacles to Privatization

… Public-sector Jobs; Undermining of Wage and Benefit Standards; and … Noncompetitive Public-Employee Wages and Benefits. Public employees … subject has demonstrated that wages and benefits paid by public … services, however, private wages are typically higher than public-sector … factors, rather than on prevailing rates in the competitive …

Step 5: Identify Legislative and Executive Barriers

… Regulations Prohibitions against contracting out civil service positions, prevailing wage rules. Contracting restrictions on local governments Usually with … privatization. One standard allows contracting out only if the contractor's wages are at the industry's level and do not significantly undercut state pay …

An Agenda for 1993

… economy by a) enforcing worker "Beck" rights, and b) repealing the Prevailing Wage Act. Under the Supreme Court's 1988 decision in Communications Workers … go for political or other non-collective bargaining purposes. The Prevailing Wage law raises construction costs in Michigan by effectively mandating …

Keeping the Engler Revolution on Track

… economy by a) enforcing worker "Beck" rights, and b) repealing the Prevailing Wage Act. Under the Supreme Court's 1987 Beck decision, workers are entitled … go for political or other non-collective bargaining purposes. The Prevailing Wage law raises construction costs in Michigan by effectively mandating …

III. Statutory and Model Proposals for the Elimination of Employment-At-Will

… many years. Plaintiffs are entitled to recover up to four years of lost wages and fringe benefits (with interest) from the date of discharge. Punitive … Compensatory and punitive damages are eliminated. Attorneys' fees are permitted prevailing plaintiffs. "Good cause" is defined to emphasize management's right to …

Prevailing Wage Act Harms the Poor

… the state's so-called Prevailing Wage Act, which mandates that … true average construction wages, be tacked onto the rates paid … Lansing, through the Prevailing Wage Act, take the hard earned … those in need, the state Prevailing Wage Act is simply a reverse … involved at all here. The Prevailing Wage Act deserves repeal. Short …

Road Map For a Michigan Renaissance

… million per year. 11. Repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act. This act, passed in 1965, provides that only union scale wages may be paid to construction workers on all state … according to one study, by more than 20 percent. Wages should be freely determined in the marketplace …

Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act: A Disaster for the Taxpayers

… which requires that the "prevailing wage" be paid to workers on … Labor decides is the "prevailing wage" for each type of work done. This prevailing wage is determined by taking a survey of wages paid for a type of work in … Michigan passed its own Prevailing Wage Act in 1965 providing …

Michigan Capitol Confidential Election 2014 Coverage

… expansion, Common Core, the minimum wage increase, the Detroit bailout … Chuck Moss: “I believe prevailing wage should have been repealed … happily voted to repeal prevailing wage at the same time. That … expenses.”  Ethan Baker: “The prevailing wage law should absolutely … legislation to [eliminate prevailing wage]," Glenn said. "That would …

Our Accomplishments

… arguments in its decision. Michigan finally repealed its 50-year-old “prevailing wage” law, which mandated union wages for all government-funded construction projects, regardless of what fair …

Local Government Stories

… of Police, Mayor January Bay City Amends Prevailing Wage Ordinance District Refuses to Sell Unused … Detroit's Detroitification?" "Scheduled Saginaw Prevailing Wage Repeal Vote Quietly Killed" "Motor City Finance: … Ann Arbor" April "Death for Ann Arbor's 'Living Wage'?" March "Cost-Cutting Options Written Out of …