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Conclusion

… by an unchecked, wide open tort system. The prevailing logic was to eliminate fault as a consideration … their own insurance company for medical coverage, wage loss and other benefits such as PIP. It was thought … qualifies as a serious enough injury, with the prevailing view giving the exception a much broader interpretation …

Michigan Labor Law

… priorities of labor unions. Michigan’s prevailing wage law, for instance, explicitly … federal Davis-Bacon act and comparable wage laws in many other states.  In spite … these rules.[23] [*] Michigan’s “prevailing wage law” requires construction contractors … state-financed projects to pay “prevailing wages and fringe benefits at the …

Top 10 Budget Recommendations

… This nominally saves $65 million, but the resulting major MSP downsizing would save much more. » www.mackinac.org/5373 10 Repeal the state’s “prevailing wage” law, which prohibits awarding government construction contracts to the lowest bidder unless it pays above-market continued on other side wages. …

55 Specific Recommendations

… example, Mackinac Center research shows that repealing the state’s prevailing wage law, which prohibits awarding state construction and repair projects … Secretary of State offices: an estimated $4.7 million Repeal state prevailing wage law: $90 million Impose a moratorium on all new state construction …

Introduction

… public employee pension system and a severe prevailing wage law pegged strictly to union construction … high growth in jobs, low unemployment and steady wage gains. And it is certainly logical to ask right-to-work … government programs, state laws (such as the prevailing wage) that make necessary state activities needlessly …

Endnotes

… of Labor and Economic Growth/Wage and Hour Division, telephone … Investigation, The New York State Prevailing Wage Law: An Investigative … 13 Armand Thieblot, Prevailing Wage Legislation (Philadelphia: … "‘Members Only’ Brief: Prevailing Wage Laws," February 25, 2005, … Majority: Pro-Union Bias in Prevailing Rate Determinations," Journal …

Appendix B

… Median Wages vs. Michigan Prevailing Wage 2005* Class BLS Median BLS Adjusted† Prevailing Wage Percentage Difference‡ … Economic Growth * The state prevailing wage figures are provided by … of Labor Statistics median wage figures are provided by metropolitan … percentage by which the prevailing wage exceeds the adjusted Bureau …

Appendix A

… Compensation vs. Michigan Prevailing Wage 2005* (Metropolitan Area/COUNTY) … Nonunion Total Compensation Prevailing Wage Percentage Difference Wage and Hour Division Categories … Shop Special Reports.” Prevailing wage data taken from the Michigan … Division. * The state prevailing wage figures are provided by …

Conclusion

… intentions behind the prevailing wage law when it was passed, … its current form. The prevailing wage law forces the payment … Michiganians. The need for a prevailing wage law is dubious, but lawmakers who wish to preserve a wage floor on state-supported construction … well-intentioned Michigan’s prevailing wage law might have been when …

Revise the Prevailing Wage Law To Focus on Low-Wage Workers

… rein in the cost of the prevailing wage while leaving a floor … what might be called a "median-wage rule." Under this median-wage rule, the state would still … agreements in setting prevailing wage rates, but the law would … to generating accurate prevailing wage determinations, this median-wage …