davis-bacon repealing repealed26 Oct 2005
Via LaborBlog, I see that Davis-Bacon has been restored after Bush decided that we all have to sacrifice for the Katrina victims. Not by, you know, rolling back any of the $860 billion in tax cuts, but rather rolling back labor rights. In any event, the good news is that they’ve caved:
Bowing to pressure from a united Democratic front, a small group of members of his own party, the religious community, and the labor movement, President Bush announced today he would reverse the decision he made in September to remove wage protections for construction workers in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.