Malloy Pitches Plan To Give Municipalities Relief, Blasts Hedge Fund Tax Proposal From Dems

Unions have fought for years against any changes in the prevailing wage, and Democrats in the House and Senate have backed the unions. This year, the atmosphere has changed because the Senate is currently tied at 17 to 17 with two open seats awaiting special elections. “In states around us, the thresholds are zero,” Pelletier said. “The idea that it hasn’t been increased in 25 years doesn’t mean that it needs to be. This is just taking money away from training for workers, health and safety for workers, and wages and healthcare for workers. This will be a national building trades issue.”

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