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  • 16 June 2015

June 16, 2015

Poll: Voters want to keep prevailing wage law

by Chad Livengood and Gary Heinlein, Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Lansing — A group seeking to repeal Michigan’s 50-year-old prevailing wage law might find its biggest support among Republican state lawmakers: A new poll suggests likely voters want to keep union-level wages for government construction projects.

More than 59 percent of likely voters support maintaining Michigan’s prevailing wage, a more than 2-1 advantage over the 25 percent of voters who want the law scrapped, according to a statewide poll released exclusively to The Detroit News and WDIV-TV. The law requires construction firms on publicly funded projects to pay the union-scale or prevailing wage in the area. Click here to read more.