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Uploaded on Jan 19, 2012
When a freeway collapsed after the 1994 LA earthquake, trained workers were on the ready to rebuild it in record time—in part, due to the Prevailing Wage. This video makes the economic argument for why prevailing wages provide a highly trained and available construction workforce and are a benefit for local economies, and shows how, in Utah, after the prevailing wage was repealed, the state did not save money as it expected to and construction workplaces got more dangerous. (Produced in 1997)