Statement from state Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) on her vote against a proposal to repeal prevailing wage

Thursday, June 7, 2018

LANSING — Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on a proposal to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law, which ensured that workers on state projects were paid a fair wage. The proposal failed/passed by a vote of 56-53.  In response, state Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) issued the following statement:

            “Strong wages support strong families and strong families build strong communities. Slashing wages to score political points with wealthy contractors and campaign donors is disheartening. Yesterday’s action will do nothing to save taxpayers money and will instead push working families further behind to benefit contractors looking to increase their profits. Instead of opening the door to shortchanging workers’ paychecks, my priority is to put Michigan workers first so that they can build a better, more secure future for themselves and their families.”