When employers pay prevailing wages, local construction workers get paid fairly and can support their families. This is good for our communities because it builds the middle class, improves the economy and strengthens neighborhoods. When prevailing wage standards aren’t required, it allows out-of-state companies to drive down wages to poverty levels, hurting everyone who works for a living.
Sign the petition today to ask local governments to support honest pay for honest work by upholding prevailing wage standards.
When companies pay low wages, they often hire low-skilled workers. This means low-quality work and roads, bridges and buildings that are poorly built, don’t last long and are sometimes unsafe. Projects that pay prevailing wages can save taxpayers millions because they are more likely to come in on time and on budget.
Please support honest pay for honest work by upholding prevailing wage standards.