Prevailing Wage Repeal
On June 6th, Michigan’s prevailing wage was repealed.
Republican lawmakers claim it will protect taxpayer money but other states that have repealed their prevailing wage law have proven this is not the case, such as Indiana.
It produced reduced worker pay, productivity declined, injuries increased and the state hasn't saved any money. Prevailing wages are union scale wages on public construction projects.
The repeal of the prevailing wage will lead to lower quality work and the crucial shortage of skilled trade workers will increase. Michigan will now be allowed to accept lower, out-of-state bids on construction projects and instead of that money going back into our economy, it could leave our state.