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    :: Monday, October 24, 2005 ::

    Gutting wage laws undermines economy - By Mark Gaffney, The Detroit News
    Michigan is considered prosperous when our workers' incomes are growing. So why are conservatives and some Republicans so insistent on reducing wages?

    This controversy has arisen over the federal and state prevailing wage laws, which maintain construction wages by region according to the 'prevailing' or set level (based on wage surveys). This prevents out-of-area contractors from gaining a competitive advantage by paying less or unscrupulously cutting costs.
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