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A man who hasn't had much experience, and doesn't think, is apt to measure a nation's prosperity or lack of prosperity by the mere size of the prevailing wages; if the wages be high, the nation is prosperous; if low, it isn't.
SPRINGFIELD With a $45 billion, six-year capital infrastructure plan becoming law earlier this year, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza signed an executive order this week aimed at refocusing enforcement of state prevailing wage laws for construction projects receiving state money.
With more than three decades of benefits experience serving the prevailing wage space, Beneco has the expertise and credibility needed to serve the complex needs of prevailing wage business owners and their employees.
But the proposed Prevailing Wage legislation in Albany would radically increase the cost of private construction projects and would bring all of this to a crashing halt.
"If it's bid on prevailing wage rules and regulations, the number is going to be the number and the award to the contractor or subcontractor will fall on their skill, their experience, craftsmanship and training, rather than race to the bottom of lowest wage," Villa said.
The committee's actions on prevailing wage, project-labor agreements and right to work are coming as a relief to the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, which mainly represents non-union contractors, said John Schulze, the group's director of legal and government affairs.
Passed in 1931, DBA requires contractors to pay no less than the local prevailing wage to on-site workers on federally funded construction projects exceeding $2,000.
Prevailing wage is a requirement in state labor law that dictates how much construction companies must pay employees on "Public Work" projects.
One area of obvious interest will be House Bill 2408 and House Bill 2409, which would change the prevailing wage landscape.
The prevailing wage currently for city construction contracts in excess of $100,000 ranges from $17.45 an hour for on-site dump truck drivers to $50.50 an hour for insulation workers removing asbestos.
Under federal prevailing wage law, contractors and subcontractors on federally funded construction projects are required to pay the prevailing rate of wage and benefits to workers.