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. Patrick Green (D-Warren) issued the following statement:

“My Republican colleagues talk a lot about attracting good jobs to Michigan, but repealing our prevailing wage laws proves they don’t care if these jobs are actually ‘good’. Slashing our workers’ paychecks so contractors can save a buck will not help families get ahead. The men and women who work so hard to build our state’s infrastructure projects deserve to keep their hard-earned pay. Studies have shown repealing prevailing wage doesn’t just hurt workers and their families, it hurts our state economy. Today I stand with Michigan workers and their families against any attempts to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law, because Michiganders deserve better.”