Prevailing Wage

  • Hook & Ladder, Parent Connection Projects Facing Likely Prevailing Wage Hike

    It appears, at least for this year, state labor unions will not agree to help some of the agencies their own members depend on for support when they are in times of crisis.

    The idea of adjusting certain prevailing wage conditions, which some say adds as much as a 30 percent increase to state and government-funded building and capital projects, is apparently stalled in statehouse discussions even though some lawmakers say alternatives on the table could reward state laborers with even more jobs and higher earnings in the long run.

  • Local Representatives Testify On Prevailing Wage Proposal

    MIDDLETOWN — Newtown officials offered constructive comments along with members of the local legislative delegation at a public hearing in Middletown Tuesday, February 24, urging lawmakers in Hartford to grant municipalities relief from having to hire workers under a nearly quarter-century-old threshold that mandates prevailing wage consideration on most large municipal or state subsidized construction projects.

  • Prevailing Wage Explanation Missed The Mark

    To the Editor:

    A piece last week in The Newtown Bee centered on prevailing wage laws applicable to public construction in Connecticut. [“Town Attorney Reviews Prevailing Wage Implications With Council.”]  Unfortunately, Newtown Town Attorney David Grogins’ attempts to educate town officials on the subject was incomplete and, in part, wrong.