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From the monthly archives: February 2009

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Study Finds West Virginia State Prevailing Wage Law Inflates Construction Wages and Eliminates as many as 1,500 Construction Jobs

The Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia on Feb. 16, 2009 released a study which concludes that West Virginia's average state prevailing wage rate is at least 49 percent, and as high as 74 percent (using adjusted figures), above West Virginia's true market prevailing wage in the construction industry. The study also found that as many as 1,500 more jobs could be created if West Virginia's prevailing wage law were repealed or reformed to reflect actual market wages.

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President George W. Bush's Executive Orders 13202 and 13208

On February 17, 2001, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order No. 13202: Preservation of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Towards Government Contractors' Labor Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects.

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President Obama's Executive Orders Target Open Shop Contractors

President Obama Jan. 30 issued three executive orders establishing new labor requirements for government contractors that target open shop contractors.

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