Raising the Minimum Wage!
Here is an article from USA Today (Dated: December 31, 2020) where Twenty states are planning to raise their minimum wage in 2021 which may help struggling workers in an uncertain economy.
Minimum wage set to rise in 20 states, 32 localities as growing number adopt $15 an hour
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging, layoffs mounting and $2,000 stimulus checks for U.S. households looking highly uncertain, there couldn’t be a better time to bump ... Continue Reading »
Congressman David McKinley: “The repeal of prevailing wage rate was based on erroneous studies.”
“The repeal of the prevailing wage rate was based on some erroneous studies, I believe.
“The idea was sold…we’re going to be able to get five schools for the price of three. That simply hasn’t happened.
“People in government make mistakes all the time. The strength is recognizing that after a few years, this didn’t work. We better revisit it and correct it, ... Continue Reading »
Congressman David McKinley: “Out of town contractors don’t benefit this community.”
“Out-of-town contractors don’t benefit this community, don’t pay into the local tax base. They go home when their project’s finished.
“I want you to imagine work being done by local people depositing money in the local banks. That money stays here. It doesn’t go to Columbus, Houston, Guatemala,
“The sooner we can restore prevailing wage rate across West Virginia I think the better ... Continue Reading »
Congressman David McKinley: “I always used Prevailing Wage rate because I wanted skilled labor.”
“The prevailing wage was set up years ago. I think it was the 30’s or the 40’s and what they were trying to do was establish a fair wage based on the average wage paid to people in certain classifications, whether a carpenter, electrician, a plumber, or a laborer. So they’re trying to establish something that was fair.
“I always used prevailing wage rate because I ... Continue Reading »