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Saginaw County Stops Requiring Union-Scale Wages On Government Projects

After state prevailing wage law was repealed, local versions became hard to administer

… or what is called a “prevailing wage” requirement The change … ABC claimed that imposing wage standards on county projects … not be enforcing the prevailing wage requirements contained … pressuring the county to drop the wage requirement nearly a decade … subsequent elimination of regional wage setting tables by state labor …

Economic Well-Being Tied to Economic Freedom

The best economic development tool is a free market

… including gross receipts and excise taxes; Minimum wage mandates; Government employment as a percentage … should likewise avoid mandating higher minimum wages or reversing the state’s right-to-work law, and … should not re-enact the recently repealed prevailing wage statute. 2. Mitigate state revenue losses …

Michigan Entered 2020 Stronger

… development tool. And the recent repeal of the prevailing wage law should help the state save money on valuable, … instead grow at 2.8%, or 40% faster. Repealing prevailing wage laws means that government-financed construction projects need not pay higher than market wages, which should drive down the cost of building more …

Some Perspective: Michigan is Stronger Today

The state is in a more resilient position to weather an economic storm than at any time before

… development tool. And the recent repeal of its prevailing wage law should help the state save money on valuable, … sharp declines in state growth. Repeal of prevailing wage laws means that government-financed construction projects need not pay higher than market wages, which should drive down the cost of building more …

Disputed Union Wages Could Cost Taxpayers In County Construction Projects

Now Saginaw faces lawsuit over policy board approved by slim margin

… unless the firm pays union wage rates for an extensive range … regional rates for a prevailing wage. And the state of Michigan no longer sets prevailing wage rates, following the Legislature’s … continue enforcement of its prevailing wage requirements, ABC-GMC … nullify the county’s prevailing wage policy — which critics …

Prevailing Wage Repeal Critiques: Cookie Cutter Criticism

New reviews should be treated with caution

… producing papers about prevailing wage in different states, primarily … States that maintain prevailing wage laws should keep them. … Michigan repealed its own prevailing wage law in 2018, the same … mandates to pay union scale wages in publicly funded construction … roads and schools. The “prevailing” wage is typically determined …

US House Would Overturn Michigan's Right-to-Work Law

Michigan voters rejected similar union overreach in 2012

… D-Bay City. Elder also sponsored House Bill 4884, to reimpose the old prevailing wage law (repealed in 2018), which prohibited schools and government agencies … construction contracts to the lowest bidder unless the firm paid union-level wages and benefits.

There is Waste in Michigan’s Budget

Not all of it can be cut immediately, but some can redirected to roads now

A version of this article appeared in the Detroit News.  The prevailing view among many politicians is that the only way to spend more on roads and bridges is through a large tax increase. But that’s not the only way to prioritize road funding. There is plenty of waste in Michigan’s budget that lawmakers …

County Project Imposes Illegal Union Wage Mandate On Bidders

Contractors: ‘See you in court’ - and it could get expensive

… policy of requiring union-level wages on major building projects … state restrictions on prevailing wage requirements. Norm Brady, … They cannot require (prevailing wage) any longer.” Brady said … without removing the prevailing wage provision, ABC said, “will … that unions represent as “prevailing” for various job classifications …

City Spends $300,000 Extra On Construction Projects To Pay Union Wages

Michigan eliminated prevailing wage law but Royal Oak wants to pay more

… repealed its law mandating union wages on public construction projects, … projects be paid at “prevailing wage” (union level) rates. … action, the break from the prevailing wage requirement has not been … or compensate workers at prevailing union rates. According … the repeal of mandated prevailing wages, unions and their allies …