prevailing-wage

The Case for Repealing the Davis-Bacon Act

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is making the case for repealing the Depression-era Davis-Bacon Act. The law, passed in 1931, bars contractors and subcontractors from paying their workers anything under the “local prevailing wage” when working on federally funded or assisted construction contracts of over $2,000.

Sen. John Thune aims at union corruption

By S.A. Miller, The Washington Times

A top Senate Republican is introducing legislation Wednesday that would restore financial transparency rules for labor unions that President Obama nixed shortly after taking office in 2009, The Washington Times has learned.

Repeal Davis-Bacon

By Senator Lamar Alexander, National Review Online

This month, I joined Senator Mike Lee of Utah in calling for repeal of a law governing federal construction projects that is giving unions the upper hand and costing taxpayers billions.