Peters Statement on Repeal of Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement after the Michigan’s Republican-led State Legislature voted to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law:

“Today’s move to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law will not only hurt hardworking Michiganders who deserve decent pay for a job well done, it also threatens our public safety. Repealing a law that ensures high quality work earns better wages will only give an advantage to untrained and out-of-state workers who are less likely to get construction jobs done safely, on time or on budget. At a time when we are facing a skilled trades shortage, cutting pay for these workers will only make this crisis worse. In Washington, I’m working to protect the Davis-Bacon Act and ensure that any construction projects funded with federal dollars pay the local prevailing wage. Michigan Republicans should be focused on policies that grow our economy and create good-paying jobs instead of partisan efforts that undercut hardworking Michigan families.”