Prevailing Wage

Building a Better Future for All of California

Saving Taxpayers Money

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

Growing the Middle Class

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

Fighting the Attacks

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

Blue Collar Construction Workers: Low Incomes in the Megaregions

Affordable Housing

Prevailing wage standards can help improve housing affordability. 

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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


Opinion: California must invest in workforce to meet housing goals

The Mercury News, April 14, 2019

Burdensome regulations and exclusionary zoning are not the only barriers to solving California’s persistent housing crisis…

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My turn: The missing ingredient to solve California’s housing affordability crisis

CALmatters, January 24, 2019

In California’s quest to produce affordable housing, much has been said about project streamlining, permitting, zoning and other regulatory reforms.

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