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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Any insight?

Does any one have any insight into:

-The impacts of Davis Bacon on the Lab. I have heard some crafts people are earning over $60 dollars an hour. If this is true, how is this impacting the budget?

-What is the latest on negotiations with the Lab and the Union? Has there been any progress?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You ave heard wrong. Get a hearing aid.

Anonymous said...

Here is the link to the most recent General Decision.

http://www.wdol.gov/wdol/scafiles/davisbacon/ca30.dvb

Each union updates these rates independently, and apprentices can be at varying levels from 30%-90%. Foremen and General Foreman can have additional hourly increases added as well. The Subcontractor may also pay a premium if they wish, but the base hourly rate that the fully burdened rate is calculated from is the prevailing Davis Bacon/Union wage. If the Subcontractor wishes to pay a premium to certain individuals, they pay that portion. Of course, overtime is paid at 1.5x and double time is paid at 2x, but again each Union has their own set of rules on how to apply these standards.

I hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

I don't think $60 is unrealistic. I make $58.xx on Davis Bacon projects. The Davis Bacon rate is different for each person. It varies by what type of insurance, how many dependents, TCP1 or TCP2 and how much vacation or sick leave you have taken recently. I am married with dependents and on TCP1. It not that unrealistic that a person with out dependents and on TCP2 could earn more then I even if we are earn the same wage when not on Davis Bacon projects.

I would also like to know how this extra cost in wadges is affecting the Labs bottom line.

Anonymous said...

Here are glaring examples of how unions are killing America. Why should a worker's personal family situation affect his/her wage or salary? Why are not capability, performance, and productivity the only measures? Why should I, as a taxpayer, put up with this nonsense? Why isn't it a competition for the best workers? If you can't make it on your own personal merits, you should be out!

Anonymous said...

In the army (when it was mostly draftees) the married guys were paid more, and also could receive a housing allowance.
Each according to their need.

Then there's the guy who when told he'd be paid what he was worth, got mad, and exclaimed: "Why, I would not work for that little!"

Anonymous said...

Each according to their need.

October 1, 2014 at 2:01 PM

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" - Karl Marx. Any more truth needed that unions are communist?

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