Rep. Gary Glenn signed the initiative petition Monday to bring this issue before the Legislature for action without threat of veto by Gov. Snyder. It would save taxpayers an estimated $223 million a year in public school construction alone.
MLIVE -- "The prevailing wage law is just a fancy price-fixing protection racket for unions. Whether a big business or small homeowner, most of us are permitted to hire the best construction contractors we can find at the best prices, just as we buy everything else. But when state government wants work done, state law requires a winning bidder to pay union-scale wages and benefits - the so-called prevailing wage. If there's a qualified non-union general contractor or electrical contractor who can do the work just as well for a better price, Michigan taxpayers are effectively required to pay more."