TITLE

PRESIDENT BUSH SUSPENDS DAVIS-BACON ACT POST-KATRINA

PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Labor Law Journal;Fall2005, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p224
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the issuance of a Proclamation by U.S. President George W. Bush suspending the prevailing wage provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act in geographic areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. The proclamation suspends Section 3142 of U.S. Code title 40, which provides for prevailing wage standards for federal government construction contracts. Under the Act, federal construction contracts in excess of $2,000 must pay workers under those contracts the area-prevailing-wage under a wage determination for the various classes of workers.
ACCESSION #
18486765

 

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