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AFL-CIO: Biden Administration’s Wage Boost for Construction Workers Is a Win for Working People

Imran Ansari
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Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler commending the Department of Labor’s final rule on Davis–Bacon prevailing wage regulations: 

The Biden–Harris administration once again delivered for working people by ensuring that construction workers on federal and federally assisted projects receive the pay they deserve. Today’s final rule on Davis–Bacon and Related Acts will not only strengthen prevailing wage laws, but it also will improve legal protections from wage theft for more than 1 million workers on federal construction projects. Thanks to the Biden administration’s historic federal investments and commitment to “ensuring the future is Made in America,” massive job growth in construction and manufacturing is already underway. 

This rule will guarantee that workers in new and existing jobs, emerging infrastructure, and clean energy sectors are paid fairly. Every job created through these historic investments should be a good family-supporting job. That’s how we rebuild America from the bottom up and middle out. We’ll continue to partner with the Biden–Harris administration to transform our economy through a workers first agenda that lifts up families and communities across the nation.