Statement from state Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) on his vote against a proposal to repeal prevailing wage:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

            LANSING — Today, 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 passed by a vote of 56-53. In response, state Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) issued the following statement:

 

            “For years, private special interests have been laser-focused on repealing our state’s prevailing wage laws, resorting to deceit and forgery to accomplish this goal. This is not to help working families or improve infrastructure in our state — instead, it is designed to cut pay for our skilled trades families. That’s just wrong. I didn’t run for public office to help bottom-of-the-barrel contractors who are interested in paying their workers less so they can pocket the difference. A vote to repeal prevailing wage was a vote for disaster for Michigan: For our economy, our infrastructure, and the working people who help our state thrive.”