Bill Number: SB 361
Description: Initially an attempt to eliminate prevailing wage altogether, the final version requires reworking, and likely scaling back, prevailing wage for public construction projects that are $500,000 or more. For public construction projects under $500,000, the prevailing wage has been abolished, opening the door for out-of-state contractors to bring outside and illegal workers into West Virginia at taxpayer expense.
Date: June 8, 2015
Voting Body: 10-member Joint Committee on Government & Finance
The Vote: Motion by Senator Kessler to extend the deadline for calculating new wage rates to September 30.
A “No” vote is Anti-Worker a “Yes” vote is Pro-Worker