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News from Progress Michigan 

June 6, 2018

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Prevailing Wage Repeal Will Hurt Michigan Workers, Skilled Trades

Michigan needs to encourage skilled trades, not drive down their wages 

LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Republican-led legislature repealing prevailing wage:

“Driving down wages and opening the door to shady out-of-state contractors is not how you address a skilled trades shortage, but that’s the backward philosophy we’re seeing from Michigan Republicans with this repeal,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “DeVos-backed, corporate front groups have bought a piece of legislation and working families will suffer for it. This repeal will not save the public money, instead it will lower pay for construction workers and put their safety at risk. Today’s vote is proof that Michigan Republicans put the needs of corporate special interests before those of Michigan’s working families.”


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