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Since 1990, wages, adjusted for inflation, have actually decreased by 25 percent and been redistributed into profit margins for developers, which are growing 50 percent faster than the cost of materials or labor.
Union workers Thursday staged a protest at the worksite of a company they contend has failed to pay state payroll withholding taxes on more than $10 million of state Division of Highways contracts.
Construction delays are pushing the start date back yet again for Crum Pre-K-8th grade students in Wayne County.
Legislators Tuesday debated a proposal to keep secret how much workers are paid when they’re hired for publicly funded projects.
West Virginia Press Association:
Bill to declare public works projects’ wage records confidential meets dead end
Delegates Caputo, Brewer, Ferro, Marcum, Diserio, Bates and others fought for Freedom of Information.
The House of Delegates on Thursday shot down a last-minute attempt to salvage a bill that would have limited the public disclosure of wages paid on government construction projects.
Republican state Senate candidate Chandler Swope refuted criticism that his construction company is using immigrant labor to build a Wayne County school. But that defense is now drawing scrutiny.
A recent guest column from Bryan Hoylman of the Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia and Jason Huffman of the West Virginia chapter of Americans for Prosperity made the claim that the repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law has saved the state $20 million in just two months. This claim deserves a closer look.
If you look at facts, it is clear the repeal of the state prevailing wage law will be one of the most disastrous, job-killing measures our Legislature has ever taken.