BENEFITS OF COMMON WAGE

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.

 

Fosters apprenticeship and a skilled workforce and further strengthens the local economy

Promotes keeping wages, jobs, and tax dollars invested in the local economy