LANSING — Today, construction and skilled trade workers from across Michigan rallied in front of the state Capitol in opposition to efforts to repeal the state’s prevailing wage laws. In response, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement after speaking at the rally:

“Our prevailing wage laws ensure that workers earn a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. This is money that helps put a new roof on their house, new snow tires on their car so they can drive safely to work and to drop their kids off at school, and put food on the table. Shame on anyone who wants to take this hard-earned money away from U.P. working men and women and their families.

“Our construction and skilled trade workers do the best work, get the job done on time and save us money because they do it right the first time. Our country depends on people who work hard and take home a decent paycheck, and we need to protect that idea so that the next generation can find good jobs and earn good wages to provide for their families. Prevailing