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‘Prevailing Wage’ law a bad deal for taxpayers, most workers

by Stan Greer

Pro-Right to Work legislators in Jefferson City are now proposing suspension of Missouri’s so-called “prevailing wage” law for reconstruction projects in tornado-devastated Joplin and flood-ravaged Maryland Heights. This would be a step in the right direction for independent-minded workers and taxpayers.

Missouri’s and other state prevailing wage laws were inspired by New York Republican Congressman Robert Bacon’s federal “prevailing wage” measure. Bacon first introduced what ultimately became

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