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When Considering Prevailing Wage Laws, Some Believe That Union Pay Is Off the Scale

March 24, 1991

At a time when both state and federal governments are maintaining huge deficits, it is scandalous that taxpayers should have to pay as much as 30% more for construction of government buildings simply to preserve union power.

If these laws are enforced in private contracts, the net result will all but eliminate affordable housing and exacerbate construction unemployment, while further adding to the bureaucratic morass burying small business.

These laws only increase deficit spending and slow efforts to escape the recession.

JOSEPH ELLIAS

Port Hueneme

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