LA Times: Here’s how construction worker pay is dominating California’s housing debate

LA Times: Here’s how construction worker pay is dominating California’s housing debate
May 12, 2017 Peter

la-1472859661-snap-photoThe union representing construction workers, State Building & Construction Trades Council of California, also known as the Building Trades, is the most powerful group influencing the Legislature’s response to the housing crisis. It has worked to make sure union-level pay, known as “prevailing wage,” is a consideration in any major housing bills.

Here’s how prevailing wage works, how labor’s been so influential and why prevailing wage is so important in the housing debate.

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