Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Bush Reinstates Davis-Bacon Wage Rules

I don't understand what persuaded Pres. Bush to back down on this, but it's great news that he did.

The Bush administration will reinstate rules requiring that companies awarded federal contracts for Hurricane Katrina pay prevailing wages, usually an amount close to the pay scales in local union contracts.

The White House promised to restore the 74-year-old Davis-Bacon prevailing wage protection on Nov. 8, following a meeting between chief of staff Andrew Card and a caucus of pro-labor Republicans.

Like I said, I can't imagine what would have been different this time to make Bush listen to Democrats or pro-labor Republicans. Maybe somebody else has some insight on this.

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