Signatory contractors and Brothers and Sisters of UA Local 142 and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 286 are encouraged to fill out Davis Bacon Wage Surveys when the comment period opens in 2023.
The surveys will be used to calculate the Prevailing Wage for construction workers on federal and federally assisted projects over $2,000. The Davis-Bacon Act requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers and mechanics employed under the contract no less than the local prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work.
Accurate data ensures our Brothers and Sisters are paid fairly. This will affect wages paid in the Greater San Antonio and Austin areas.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is asking members of the highway, heavy and building construction industries to participate in the Davis-Bacon Act wage surveys. This will help the agency establish the area’s Prevailing Wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).
The surveys include active construction project wage data and are not limited to federally funded construction projects.
Full participation is critical in order to set accurate wages, and ensuring those wages are paid on all projects that qualify. It also helps create a level playing field for union and non-union contractors when bidding on projects.
The Southwest Pipe Trades Association would like to thank U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) for his hard work getting the new wage survey through the U.S. Department of Labor. The SPTA and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 286 have been working with the Congressman to update Prevailing Wage to ensure fair pay for a hard day’s work.