Decades-old data undermines Davis-Bacon wage schedules

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The Labor Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) cites outdated wage schedules and union-favoring tendencies in an audit report on prevailing wage rates the David-Bacon Act (DBA) mandates on federal or federally assisted construction projects. As of September 2018, according to OIG and authors of a DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) report released earlier this month:

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