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Rep. Brown details opposition to anti-worker GOP bill attacking prevailing wage

February 21, 2019
Richard D. Brown News

State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today highlighted his opposition to House Bill 78, an anti-worker bill designed to reduce pay for skilled labor by eliminating prevailing wage requirements in Ohio.

“I agree with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Speaker Householder, that House Bill 78 takes Ohio in the wrong direction and will hurt both the integrity of our public projects and the workers who construct them,” said Rep. Brown. “Prevailing wage ensures that taxpayer dollars are spent on high-quality public works and that workers are paid a livable wage.”

Prevailing wage legislation ensures that workers earn a fair wage. Laws like House Bill 78 reduce the efficiency and safety of projects and cut worker pay, harming the public interest and workers alike.

Rep. Brown is hopeful the bill will not progress beyond a first committee hearing.