Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2023) – Brent Booker, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:
The Biden Administration’s final rule to update the regulations that implement the Davis Bacon Act is landmark and historic and will protect the wages of millions of construction workers, including LIUNA members.
LIUNA is deeply grateful to President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the Department of Labor, including Acting Secretary Su and her predecessor Secretary Walsh, who made this crucial update possible. The Biden Administration continues to make good on their promise to champion working men and women. They had the vision and determination to reverse a rule in effect for 40 years, which had fundamentally altered and eroded the wages of construction workers.
With massive investments in infrastructure through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs with prevailing wage rules, construction workers across the nation will benefit from the strengthened wage floor.
LIUNA members look forward to the implementation of the new rules and helping the Administration in their continued efforts to ensure that public investment creates good, family-supporting jobs.
The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada.