Skip to comments.A Quiet Push To Reform Pa.'s Prevailing Wage Law
Posted on 10/20/2011 8:08:49 AM PDT by Tribune7
Pennsylvania's prevailing wage law passed in 1961 requires all local governments and state agencies to pay workers a rate determined by the state's Secretary of Labor for any "construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration and/or repair work."
This law has been shown to hike labor costs for school additions and such by as much as 44 percent.
Seven bills, some which would radically reform how prevailing wage is handled in Pennsylvania, were voted out of the Labor and Industry Committee of the State House chaired by Rep. Ron Miller (R- 93) on Oct. 3.
The most significant would be HB 1191 sponsored by Rep. Ron Marsico (R-105) which exempts local governments (school districts, municipalities and counties) from prevailing wage requirements -- unless they really, really want them.
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Good. These laws have been a scam for years. Time to get rid of this crap.
What stands out is that all of the legislators in favor are Republicans who are finally heeding the wishes of the tax-paying citizens they represent. Once the Democrats join in and start listening to the people. Pennsylvania will become a state to be envied and reckoned with by the rest of the country. Cheers and kudos to Rep. Ron Miller and the rest of the guys on the Labor and Industry Committee who put the people before the heavy-handed unions. Lets also give thanks to the hard-working members of the Tea Party who have become an obvious influence on the solons in Harrisburg. Please keep their feet to the fire.
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