Davis-Bacon Protection / Prevailing Wage

The Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Act was passed in 1931 on the common-sense theory that government should not undermine wages and standards in American communities when it purchases construction services for itself. In short, it ensures that federal contractors pay a fair wage for an honest day’s work. Nevertheless, some of our opponents continue to attack this law at a national level at the behest of low-road corporations who would rather pad their profits than pay decent wages and benefits. The Department has been largely successful in defeating these attacks in the past and will continue to do everything it can promote this important law.

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