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Major Accomplishments

Some things we're really proud of.

… high court's decision. Michigan finally repealed its 50-year-old “prevailing wage” law, which mandated using union wages on all government construction projects, regardless of what the fair market …

West Virginia Could Become 26th Right-to-Work State

Unions unhappy, orchestrate protests

… the state address. Union officials want to prevent any changes to prevailing wage requirements for government-funded construction projects, avoid cuts … employment. Bills to make West Virginia a right-to-work state and repeal prevailing wage mandates were introduced Wednesday. West Virginia Senate President …

Archaic Prevailing Wage Law Should Be Repealed

State-imposed wages lead to unnecessary extra costs for taxpayers

… pay all contractors union wages for construction projects — the so-called prevailing wage. This wage rate is established … argue these wages were “prevailing” many decades ago, but today, … it comes to Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Average construction … triple the minimum wage — prevailing wage only pads the pay of already …

Federal Rules Would Harm Work Centers for the Disabled

Proposed regulations would cause lower employment for those with special needs

… historically been exempt from minimum wage laws, but proposed rules from … centers from attempts to impose wage and hour regulations that are … integrated work at minimum wage or better and they have low … the Arnold Center has to have wage flexibility. Workers are paid … recommending “a fair and prevailing wage” for the disabled and …

If At First You Don't Succeed, Sign and Sign Again

Coalition trying to repeal prevailing wage starts petition drive again

… to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law is starting over. … working to repeal the prevailing wage.” On Sept. 14, Protecting … responsibility.” Under Michigan’s prevailing wage law, public schools, state … the contractor agrees to pay wages based on union pay scales on … project. It is estimated the prevailing wage law costs Michigan taxpayers …

Stretch Taxpayer Dollars and Promote Equality in Government: Repeal the Prevailing Wage

… to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law submitted almost 400,000 … schools to pay union-scale wages. It also requires these companies … classifications and reporting. Prevailing wage artificially increases … estimates that “Michigan’s prevailing wage law has increased the … billion lower without prevailing wage, according the to report. …

Helping More by Doing Less

… consequences are often more harmful than beneficial. Consider the prevailing wage requirement. The intention is to increase the cost of work so that … purchase more goods and services for everyone in the state if Michigan’s prevailing wage were repealed. Policy Analyst Jarrett Skorup has written about price …

Voters in 2016 May Face Eight Ballot Proposals

… glance at the proposals: Prevailing wage repeal A well-funded … the state’s 50-year-old prevailing wage law, which prohibits governments … unless the contractor pays wages based on regional union pay scales. It is estimated the prevailing wage law costs Michigan taxpayers … preserve or reinstate the prevailing wage, depending on what happens …

Ballot Proposals, Big Labor's Bark, and PO Boxes

… also the season for ballot proposals. Next year, voters could consider up to eight issues on the November ballot. They include repealing the prevailing wage, hiking the corporate income tax, mandating employer-paid sick time, banning the use of fracking, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana …

Bye-bye Prevailing Wage Law? Repeal Campaign Turns In 390,000 Signatures

Just 252,523 needed to force up or down vote in Legislature

… to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law achieved a milestone … “It’s time to repeal the prevailing wage law costing our schools … millions.” Michigan’s prevailing wage law prohibits public schools, … the contractor agrees to pay wages based on union pay scales on … project. It is estimated the prevailing wage law costs Michigan taxpayers …