Labor History in 2:00

March 3 - Congress Passes the Davis-Bacon Act

March 3, 2019

Are you a trade union worker?  Have you ever worked at a “prevailing wage” job site? Then today in Labor History, is an important day for you.  The year was 1931. 

Congress passed the Davis-Bacon Act.  This act requires that any new construction or repair of a public building or public works project of more than $2,000 that includes federal funding must pay a “prevailing wage.” 

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