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Veterans Working in Construction Worried About Push to Repeal Prevailing Wage

Veterans working in the construction industry say they’re worried about a push to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law.

It requires workers on government funded projects be paid union wages and benefits.

Jesse Stevens, a bricklayer and Marine veteran, says veterans are more likely to work in construction and would be hard hit if prevailing wage laws were repealed.

He says veterans will remember the lawmakers who vote in favor of doing away with prevailing wage.

A group, Protect Michigan Taxpayers, is trying to repeal the law through a ballot initiative.

A measure to do so has already passed the Senate however the Republican leader in the House held off on a vote in that chamber to allow the ballot initiative process to play out.

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