Wednesday, February 4, 2009

State's Business Interests Concerned About Prevailing Wage Bill

The state's business community is in an uproar about a bill that would require contractors with Colorado's government to pay the "prevailing wage," as determined by federal labor law.

The measure, which is being sponsored by Rep. John Soper, D-Thornton, would apply to both union shops and contractors that are not unionized.

An article published Tuesday in the Rocky Mountain News explores the controversy surrounding HB 1208.