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Union Floods DOL With Comments Supporting Davis-Bacon Overhaul

May 18, 2022, 6:27 PM

Roughly a quarter of more than 40,000 comments the US Labor Department received on its proposed changes to a law addressing local “prevailing wages” were driven by the Laborers union, which launched a campaign urging its members to sign on to a form letter supporting Biden administration changes.

“The changes are long overdue and will help ensure that construction workers earn fair pay and benefits for the hard work they do on federal construction projects,” thousands of comments sent to the DOL said. “The proposed update will ensure that Davis-Bacon prevailing rates reflect actual wages paid to workers by restoring ...