Local wages. Local workers.
Strong local communities.
HOW DOES INDIANA’S COMMON CONSTRUCTION WAGE BENEFIT HOOSIERS?
STRENGTHENS HARD-WORKING LOCAL FAMILIES
Common Construction project wages create a middle class career
opportunity for Hoosiers who do not have a college education.
It requires decent wages for hard-working, well-trained Hoosier construction workers
SUPPORTS APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING
The law works to foster a skilled workforce to further strengthen the local economy.
The Common Construction Wage supports apprenticeship and job training and provides middle class Hoosiers career opportunities.
FUELS INDIANA’S ECONOMY
The wages earned on these projects enable workers to purchase homes for their families and spend locally.
Families supported by Common Construction Wage incomes have local spendable income, provide local restaurants and small businesses with a stable, long-term customer base.
CREATES THE MOST VALUE AND CONTROL FOR LOCAL INDIANA COMMUNITIES
CCW ensures skilled workers are hired for local public works
construction projects. Companies with low-wage contracts hire low-wage and low-skilled workers. By setting wages on a construction project, local communities are ensuring they are hiring skilled workers to build their community projects.
When companies are not required to pay a Common Construction Wage, more people are paid very low or even poverty level wages. This often forces them onto welfare, food stamps or other government services, hurting taxpayers and a local community's quality of life.
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When people have more spending money, local shops and businesses grow, as does sales tax revenue for local governments.