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Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law Needs to Go

… landscapers and many, many more, the wages they might earn are set by … a 1965 law known as “prevailing wage,” where hyper-specific union wages are set for anyone doing public … critique of repealing prevailing wage laws is that it doesn’t … repeal of Michigan’s prevailing wage law, and the Secretary …

How Much Will the Repeal of Prevailing Wage Save Taxpayers in Michigan?

It’s complicated, but a reasonable estimate is in the hundreds of millions

… Michigan has repealed its prevailing wage law, the big question … $250 million. If the prevailing wage added 10 percent to the … is how much mandated union wages have added to the cost of public … example, showed that the prevailing wage law led to 16 percent … affected each year by the prevailing wage law. According to the …

Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law Forces Schools to Waste Money

… return of Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act, a piece of special-interest … that has a so-called prevailing wage law.  Passed in 1965, … funds must pay contractors wages that are "prevailing" in the area in which the … actual effect of the prevailing wage law is to allow unionized …

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 …

Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act: Will Common Sense Prevail?

… other states, has a "prevailing wage" law that effectively … projects. Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 mandates that "prevailing rates of wages and fringe benefits" be paid … The framework of the prevailing wage law also reflects the …

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. …

A Way to Ease the Pain of Budget Cuts

… to repeal Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law of 1965 — which would … dollars every year. The prevailing-wage law applies whenever state … law, workers must receive the wage typical of those doing similar … which pay their workers prevailing market wages. But because of the prevailing wage law, all workers must …

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 …

Minimum Wage Causes Maximum Pain

… law America’s first minimum wage: 25 cents an hour, rising to … another hike in the minimum wage. Now is a good time to reexamine … the impetus for the minimum wage actually began. The working … quality product for lower wages. Politicians in Massachusetts, … political muscle eventually prevailed and the national law was …

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 …