Contact Your Congressman Today!
Published on Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Anti-worker politicians in
Washington are attempting to slash our wages and benefits by repealing the
Davis-Bacon Act, which requires that construction workers get paid the prevailing
wage on projects that receive federal support.
Representative Scott Perry (R-PA)
has introduced an amendment to the House America COMPETES Act, H.R. 4521, which
strips prevailing wage requirements on taxpayer-financed construction of
semiconducter facilities. Contact
your members of Congress today and urge them to vote
against this amendment.
The Davis-Bacon Act requires
contractors to pay the wage that prevails in that local labor market. The Act
ensures that bottom-feeding contractors must compete for public works contracts
on a level playing field with union contractors and can’t win a public
construction project by lowering workers’ wages in a never-ending race to the
bottom. More importantly, the law supports the quality of life and living
standards of members of the IUOE.
As General President Callahan has
said, “We must be engaged and hold politicians at every level accountable.
Together, we can successfully combat these anti-worker attacks against the
members of the Operating Engineers.”
Make your voice heard and contact
your member of Congress today on this fundamental issue of