Study: Prevailing Wage Repeal Fails to Deliver

With all of the news in the last few years about the repeal of state prevailing wage laws, you would think the policy behind such efforts was based upon a solid case that doing so improves a state's economy. In fact, just the opposite is true. 

This article discusses a recent study showing that the State of Indiana hurt its own people and employers when it repealed its prevailing wage law.

Since the law was repealed in 2015:

  • Blue-Collar Wages dropped 8.5%

  • Productivity dropped 5.3% 

  • Job Growth dropped 1.5%

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