Yesterday, the Indiana House Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee passed House Bill 1019 (Total Repeal of the Common Construction Wage) out of committee on a 8-4, partyline vote. Despite compelling testimony from contractors, construction users, small business owners, local elected officials and economists that repeal would take work from Indiana contractors and construction workers, and ultimately lower wages, the Republicans attacked local business owners and passed the bill.
House Bill 1019 will be eligible for amendments on Thursday and a final vote as soon as Monday. Please contact your State Representative today and urge them to oppose the repeal of the Common Construction Wage. To find out who your State Representative is and to contact them, please click here. Or, if you know who your State Representative is, click here for their contact information.