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    :: Friday, September 16, 2005 ::

    Bush Wipes Out Pay Law in Disaster Area; A Challenge to U.S. Construction Unions LaborTalk By Harry Kelber
    The Davis-Bacon law, enacted in 1931, states that contractors for federal projects must pay their workers no less than the wage rates prevailing in the local area for each craft, as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor. The law covers both union and non-union construction workers.

    While construction employers' associations have been trying unsuccessfully for decades to persuade Congress to get rid of Davis Bacon, Bush has callously used Hurricane Katrina to undermine the prevailing wage law for construction workers who will be employed in rebuilding the devastated areas in these four states.
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