ABC regularly advocates for you and acts as a resource for members in complying with the federal and Minnesota prevailing wage laws.
On the federal level, our national office has opposed expansion of the Davis-Bacon law to new areas, and has filed comments and objections on various regulatory issues.
In Minnesota, we have consistently exposed the flaws of the prevailing wage system, and have been successful in advocating for key reforms like the adoption of a uniform set of job classification definitions. We have also advocated for moving to a flexible work week (4 for 40), and changing the calculation to better reflect the majority of workers (average calculation, rather than a modal calculation).
Additionally, ABC regularly helps our members navigate the system, and adapt their policies and procedures to comply with the prevailing wage mandate.
Schools and cities that are contemplating adoption of prevailing wage sometimes seek our advice on what impacts prevailing wage will have on their jobs (increases costs 7-10% and has major internal auditing costs).