Battles Over Labor’s Wages Heats Up At Capitol

“We understand that raising thresholds are not good for workers,” said David Roche, president of the building trades council. Some prominent Democrats in state and federal office also spoke out against raising the prevailing wage thresholds. While they did not identify the Democratic governor by name, they did say anyone supporting such a measure would pay a political price. “I never thought we’d have to fight this fight in Connecticut,” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said. “We need to hold accountable the people who have forgotten the working men and women in Connecticut.”

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