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BACKGROUNDER: Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats

May 13, 2022 // Rep. Good said, “Our nation’s small businesses should be able to operate freely without facing the threat of a federal agency imposing mandates that can put them out of business.”

Inflationary Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wages Cost Taxpayers More for Public Works Projects

May 16, 2022 // The DBA turns federal construction spending into a costly welfare system for union workers in some markets,” according to the report. “The DBA gets periodic attention from Congress and various critics as an archaic policy resulting in waste, favoritism and reduced competition for government contracts.”

Biden Administration’s Davis-Bacon ‘Reforms’ Are More Pork for Labor Unions

May 17, 2022 // The construction industry currently faces supply chain disruptions, unprecedented materials-cost inflation, declining investment in structures, and a skilled-labor shortage of 650,000 people in 2022. To make matters worse, the Biden administration proposed controversial new regulations in March that will needlessly increase construction costs and discourage small businesses from bidding on taxpayer-funded projects.

Op-Ed: County collective bargaining bill rewards unions, harms employees and taxpayers

May 17, 2022 // Buoyed by taxpayer support and armed with coercively inflated dues revenue, unions will plow resources into electing county commissioners more favorably disposed to union demands at the bargaining table, thus further increasing their power.

Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Theft Recovery Backgrounder

May 18, 2022 // “Unfortunately, even if H.R. 7701 is well intended, this legislation applies heavy-handed stipulations, stifling costs, is an unwarranted expansion of DOL powers, and grants government policing powers to special interest groups like unions. It would do more to undermine American workers and businesses than it could ever do to address legitimate instances of improper wages and payments.”

Connecticut: Lamont Inks New Employment Law Backed By Unions

May 19, 2022 // But the bill was marked as both hostile to employers and potentially illegal by the state’s largest business organization, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. Following its passage through the legislature last month, CBIA president and CEO Chris DiPentima wrote to Lamont and encouraged him to veto it.

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Center for Union Facts

Center for Union Facts

Who’s the Real Author Behind Seattle’s “PayUp” Legislation?

Institute for the American Worker

Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Theft Recovery Backgrounder

Associated Builders and Contractors

ABC to Biden Administration: Withdraw the DOL’s Davis-Bacon Proposed Rule

ABC

Inflationary Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wages Cost Taxpayers More for Public Works Projects

Isabel Blank

Americans for Fair Treatment

Pennsylvania: Americans for Fair Treatment Releases CBA Database

Institute for the American Worker

BACKGROUNDER: Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats

Matthew Hayward

Freedom Foundation

COLORADO WINS EXPECTS TO KEEP ITS MEMBERS IN LINE WITH LIES