Creating Private Sector Jobs Here At Home

Why Certain States Prosper

Look around. We’re surrounded by states that have better access to quality health care; more educational opportunities for their kids; better roads and plenty of good-paying jobs. These states retain their best and brightest. Meanwhile we’re losing ours. What are they doing right?

What’s the Secret?

States that have a Prevailing Wage Law are prospering – it’s as simple as that. Prevailing Wage Law ensures that local workers are paid a fair wage based on a regional survey of rates for their particular level of skill and experience. In other words, the “going rate.”

A Stronger Middle Class

Prevailing Wage Law strengthens the middle-class and generates tax revenue that supports quality schools, hospitals and local community services. And guess what? All this attracts private sector businesses, which invest and reinvest in these states, creating even more opportunities.

West Virginia Had a Successful Prevailing Wage Law

Yes, that right. West Virginia had a Prevailing Wage Law that was producing jobs and tax revenue. Unfortunately, some short-sighted legislators repealed our law with disastrous results for West Virginia families. And the tax savings they promised never materialized.

How to Restore West Virginia’s Law

All across the state, West Virginians are raising their voices to support the restoration of our Prevailing Wage Law. Everyone knows this law is a reset for our state – an economic engine that can move us forward and benefit us all.

You can help restore prevailing wage by adding your name to our petition and joining the thousands of Mountaineers who are speaking up for our middleclass. Help us to restore the Prevailing Wage Law to Restore West Virginia!

Sign the Petition

Restore West Virginia’s Roads

Learn How

Restore West Virginia’s Hospitals

Learn How

Restore West Virginia Jobs

Workers Are Welding Part In Factory

Learn How

Restore West Virginia Integrity

Learn How

Restore West Virginia Opportunity

Learn How


Transcript "I mean really and truly let's just be brutally honest. We passed the right to work law in West Virginia and we ran to the windows looking to see all the people that were going to come...and they didn't
Read more
Worker Industry Man Manufacturing  - jotoler / Pixabay
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
Read more
Transcript "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
Read more
Transcript "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
Read more
        Transcript "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
Read more
jobs for women in construction
In West Virginia, good-paying jobs are not plentiful. Add the gender wage gap that still exists for women overall, and the job market can look bleak for women in the Mountain State.   The Step Up for Women Program from
Read more
10 and 20 us dollar bill
West Virginia is going in the wrong direction like much of the country regarding wages and benefits. Our leaders need to value jobs that bring higher wages and good healthcare. Minimum wage jobs that don't lift families out of poverty
Read more
two babies and woman sitting on sofa while holding baby and watching on tablet
Fewer good-paying jobs with benefits can contribute to rural hospital cutbacks and sometimes closures. Now more than ever West Virginians who want to start a family need good quality local healthcare options. Read more at USNews.com
Read more
raising wages via prevailing wage law
      WAGES HAVE BEEN STAGNANT FOR A DECADE Congress has failed for more than a decade to raise the federal minimum wage. While there have been some wage increases at the state and local level, the current federal
Read more
…or are they? We all love and appreciate the natural beauty of West Virginia - especially our majestic mountains. We call ourselves the Mountain State. We sing about our West Virginia Hills and our Mountain Mama. We proclaim that Mountaineers
Read more