Saving Taxpayers Money

Prevailing wage laws don’t increase public construction costs, but they do reduce reliance on public assistance programs.

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Growing the Middle Class

Stopping wage theft helps one in six California construction workers and could save California taxpayers billions of dollars each year. 

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Fighting the Attacks

Weakening prevailing wage standards doesn’t save money. Instead it creates more poverty, a weaker economy and strains public budgets.   

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Affordable Housing

Prevailing wage standards can help improve housing affordability

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Through our StopWageTheftCA.org initiative, Smart Cities Prevail is working to end construction industry wage theft in California that harms workers and their families, taxpayers and honest businesses.

Affordable Housing

Prevailing wage needs to be included in housing reform to help close the affordability gap. 

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Research

We serve as a resource for news media, community leaders, elected officials and members of the public on a range of construction industry policy issues, including Prevailing Wage.

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Educate

Get the latest information, studies and statistics on the benefits of Prevailing Wage and how it impacts your community. We look into the myths — and drill down to the facts.

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Advocate

Our advocacy efforts are far-reaching, including our work on behalf of the many veterans who choose careers in the skilled construction trades and are impacted by prevailing wage laws.

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LATEST NEWS


Poll: Voters see ‘contracting out’ as serious problem for America’s workers and economy

A Key Factor Driving Lower Wages and Poor Working Conditions

New York, NY—Voters believe companies’ growing reliance on contracting out for labor is a serious problem that has harmed workers and the economy, according to released today by the National Employment Law Project.

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Don’t forget the workers who build affordable housing

The Sacramento Bee, August 18, 2016

While Gov. Jerry Brown has resisted expansive proposals to address Californians’ basic need for affordable homes, he’s now pushing to fast-track housing projects by curtailing local zoning and environmental regulations…

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