Opponents of prevailing wage say the law increases construction costs on all projects: federal projects, state projects, city projects, and even school projects.
In reality, school districts and their communities would benefit from passing a prevailing wage ordinance. Prevailing wage does not increase construction costs, but rather increases worker earnings and grows the economy.
80 percent of all peer-reviewed studies over the last 15 years find that prevailing wage has no statistical impact on school construction costs. Using state-of-the-art statistical methods, the studies have found no cost difference between schools built with prevailing wage and those built without prevailing wage. Continue reading “Prevailing Wage and School Construction”