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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 …

Minimum Wage Causes Maximum Pain

… law America¬ís 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 …

Union Racial Discrimination is Alive and Well

… Davis-Bacon Act-which mandates that prevailing (union) wages be paid on all federal construction … Construction unions are cartels: they lift wages above what the free market would pay … firms to say who can be hired and what wage they can earn. Local governments have …

Let's Get Moving on the Roads

… higher diesel fuel tax. Repeal Prevailing Wage. Beginning in 1965, the state's Prevailing Wage statute required that workers … funds be paid inflated, union-scale wages and benefits. A federal district court … contracts up for bid without prevailing wage provisions, but the legislature …

The Most Expensive Lottery Tickets in the Country?

… pay its workers the "prevailing wage." Since "prevailing wage" means the wage rate paid to unionized workers, … that doesn't pay union-scale wages. Instead of shopping for the … Another exception is the "Prevailing Wage Act" of 1965, which says …

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.

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 …

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: 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 …