Statement from state Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) on her vote against a proposal to repeal prevailing wage

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted on a proposal to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law, which ensured that workers on state projects were paid a fair wage. The proposal passed by a vote of 56-53.  In response, state Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

            “Today’s vote puts the financial security of working families across the state in jeopardy, plain and simple. Our hardworking men and women deserve better than being forced to live paycheck to paycheck in order to pad the pockets of greedy contractors. I was sent to Lansing to protect the interests of working people and today I was proud to stand with those families in voting to protect our prevailing wage law.”