Community Pulse: Paying prevailing wages

Community Pulse: Paying prevailing wages

Did the City Council make the right choice, shunning 20 to 30%
cost savings for the new library in favor of paying prevailing
union construction wages?
THIS WEEK’S WEB POLL:

Did the City Council make the right choice, shunning 20 to 30% cost savings for the new library in favor of paying prevailing union construction wages?

Yes: 2 No: 10

■ Yes. At least you know the project will get done right. When you go with cheaper labor you get what you pay for.

■ NO. Once again, Gilroy taxpayers have been shafted.

■ This is very difficult for me – not sure of the down side of not paying prevailing wage! Going to say NO – right now we need to cut back where ever we can. Personally, I am not in favor of unionized labor.

■ Yes. In the long run, best to use union labor and provisions that

accommodate their construction standards.

■ I am all for fair wages, but the union continues to take advantage of our community.

■ Yes. Paying a union wage maintains a higher standard of living and better overall construction.

■ No. But typical, union comes, Council runs!

■ No. In this drastic economic downturn, the City Council has a fiduciary responsibility to the citizens to reduce capital expenditures wherever possible!

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