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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

RESOLUTION NO. 24 – OPPOSE LEGISLATION ADVERSE TO CURRENT PREVAILING WAGE ACT

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