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VIDEO: Prevailing Wisdom for Prevailing Wage

April 28, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

In the continuing attack on Minnesota’s middle class, conservatives are now targeting prevailing wage laws which ensure construction workers are fairly paid on state-funded projects.

Prevailing wages are good for Minnesota communities and the state overall. They allow contractors to more accurately bid jobs without undercutting labor costs and starting a “race to the bottom.” These salary standards also incentivize hiring the most skilled workers, ensuring cost-efficient construction. 

Click here for an informational flier on the benefits of prevailing wage in Minnesota.


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