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Prevailing Wage

Via Infrastructure Week

Infrastructure Week – Part 2

Click here to read part 1. The need for skilled craft workers in the building and construction trades is increasing in Pennsylvania and will continue to grow as we pursue greater investment in infrastructure.  For many individuals who do not work in the building and construction trades sector, understanding the laws that ensure skilled labor, decent wages and quality work on public construction projects can be difficult. Read More


OPPOSE LEGISLATION ADVERSE TO CURRENT PREVAILING WAGE ACT WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act ensures that workers on public construction projects, paid for with taxpayer dollars, are paid a wage comparable to the local standard or “prevailing” wage; and Prevailing wage prevents unscrupulous contractors from low-balling bids and undercutting community wages with cheap, unskilled labor; and Prevailing wages ensure high-quality construction work that is performed by trained workers, and help prevent cost overruns; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and its affiliates OPPOSE any legislation that would attempt to adversely change Pennsylvania’s current Prevailing Wage Act. Read More
Transportation Funding

Transportation Funding Bill Passes General Assembly, Bill Includes Change To Prevailing Wage

This week, both the House and Senate passed a transportation funding bill which will begin to address the State’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, and invest in mass transit and multi-modal transportation needs across the Commonwealth.  The State House also inserted language into the final bill which increases the threshold for prevailing wage from $25,000 to $100,000 on transportation projects only. Read More