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September
  2011
The Painter's Bucket
The Washington State Prevailing Wage Loophole Sends Work Out of State
Always Be Training is the tip for September from Steve....
Shop Talk with Steve
The Steel Erector
This September issue is taking a look at the Prevailing Wage laws in the State of Washington. Designed to prevent destabilization with local construction markets, these laws actually force a union shop advantage for steel erectors and makes local area fabricators unable to compete with those outside the designated prevailing wage areas. Read the articles on The Washington State Prevailing Wage Loophole and The Steel Erector to find out more.
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