Davis-Bacon & Little Davis-Bacon prevailing wage laws ensure high quality, skilled construction on publicly-assisted construction projects. Prevailing wage laws prevent low-wage, low-quality construction that jeopardizes quality and safety by taking wage compensation rates out of the competitive bidding process on public projects.
With uniform labor costs, contractors compete for public projects on skill, productivity, and management abilities, not on who can scrape together the cheapest workforce. Davis-Bacon & Little Davis-Bacon not only provide needed stability in the construction industry, but they preserve the living standards of all construction workers and their families and communities.
LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota supports expanding prevailing wage to all publicly-assisted construction projects and stepped-up enforcement at all levels of government.