Ohio’s prevailing wage law protects and preserves local area wages on federal and state construction projects. It guarantees that workers are paid fairly.
The Davis-Bacon Act allows union and non-union contractors to compete for federal construction jobs on equal footing. The U.S. Department of Labor law states “…contractors or their sub-contractors are to pay workers employed directly upon the site of the work no less then the local prevailing wages and fringe benefits paid on projects of a similar character.”
The Davis-Bacon Act and the prevailing wage laws in the state of Ohio affects not only building and construction contractors, but average citizens as well. Study after study clearly shows that in those states that have repealed or are considering repealing Davis-Bacon prevailing wage laws has resulted in serious and long-term negative economic consequences.
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