Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 6, 2011, 11:51 a.m. EST by MikeInOhio
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Instead of stipulating that all government-funded construction projects be union/ prevailing-wage jobs, they could use private companies instead!! Now that's radical.
Most people don't understand that all of our schools, government buildings, highways are constructed almost exclusively by unions or prevailing-wage shops. This means an increase in cost, funded by "we the taxpayers", of 10% - 50%. Where is the logic behind such an idiotic and immoral system? In Ohio a prevailing-wage highway laborer makes over $48 per hour plus benefits. And that's for unskilled labor!