Indiana’s Common Construction Wage Act establishes labor rates in construction projects contracted by state and local government. It ensures that government does not upset the market equilibrium commanded by the private sector.
Indiana’s law arose in the 1930s as a response to operators from the South undercutting Indiana contractors with cheaper, less-skilled labor.
So … what if the Common Construction Wage Act is repealed? Recent studies indicate:
Indiana’s law encourages skills formation and a reliable and scalable construction workforce. By protecting wages and benefits in local areas, the law helps all Hoosier workers.
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