Reinstates Prevailing Wage for State Construction Projects
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has taken action to reinstate Prevailing Wage requirements for contractors and sub-contractors on construction projects funded by the state of Michigan.
The Governor met with Union Representatives at the U.A. Pipefitters & Steamfitters Local 333’s Training Center in Lansing where she announced she has signed an Executive Directive instructing the Department of Technology Management and Budget (DTMB) to require state contractors and subcontractors to pay the Prevailing Wage for construction projects in Michigan.
Prevailing wage ensures Union-level wages on publicly-funded construction sites.
The DTMB Prevailing Wage Policy will only apply to projects bid out by the state agency.
“Anyone who’s doing business with the state of Michigan will have to treat Working People with dignity and respect, and that starts with paying them well, Fair wages are absolutely foundational to building a strong Middle Class and state contracts are no exception" Whitmer said during the meeting.