Massachusetts contractors are required to pay workers a prevailing wage on public projects. Prevailing wage laws help offer family-sustaining wages while ensuring quality work without sticker shock. However, the law unfairly excludes workers who are pre-assembling and fabricating the materials off-site.
It’s a glaring loophole, and we’re fighting to close it.
Business Manger Bob Butler recently joined with the other major building trades to testify on Beacon Hill. He urged lawmakers to stand up for working families, and to pass H.1599, a bill that would close the off-site loophole.
As part of our campaign, we also hosted legislators for a tour of the Cannistraro fabrication facility. Legislators were able to see first-hand the importance of our work, and hear why we need their leadership on this critical issue. We’ll continue our advocacy until the bill is passed.