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A call for repeal of Missouri's prevailing wage law

Why is repeal called for? Prevailing wage laws increase costs borne by the state, municipalities, and school districts and transferred to tax-payers by:


Immigrant construction workers fight for equal pay in KY

About 100 Immigrant workers on June 16 walked off their jobs at a Louisville, Kentucky construction job complaining that they were being paid as much as $20 an hour less than other workers at the same job site doing comparable work. 774 more words

Public Notices & Eclipses

I have a couple of stories up this week at ilnews.org.

Check out this piece on Illinois possibly moving prevailing wage notices from newspapers to the web. 45 more words

Listen and Learn: Missouri Jobs with Justice

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Justin Stein, Organizing Director of Missouri Jobs with Justice (JwJ). Missouri JwJ is a “coalition of community, labor, student, and religious groups  in communities across the state… 316 more words

Wisconsin Republicans take new swing at state's prevailing wage law, renewing clash with labor

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Republicans have launched a new attempt to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law, which sets minimum pay requirements for public construction work. 554 more words


Mo. House Supports Repeal of Prevailing Wage

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMOX) – The Missouri House has endorsed a bill to repeal the state’s “prevailing wage” requirements for public construction projects.

It’s part of a Republican push to revamp the state’s labor laws by limiting union powers. 91 more words


The view from 10,000 feet – March 2017 edition

All too frequently missing from contemporary thinking is the right context. Beginning from misplaced or even incorrect premises will not lead to the best conclusion. Inaccurate terminology and misleading metaphors and synecdoche usually lead to misplaced emphasis and much foolishness. 1,085 more words