Thursday, October 20, 2005

More evidence Kline values corporations over workers

You've probably heard that sub-market wages are being paid to people doing the hard work of cleaning up from hurricane Katrina while their employers make a huge profit. What you may not have heard is Rep. John Kline is partially responsible for it. Here's the story from the Star Tribune:
Led by Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., 32 House members - including Minnesota Republicans Gil Gutknecht and John Kline - sent a letter to Bush urging him to suspend the Davis-Bacon Act. The law, which was passed in 1931, requires contractors to pay their workers at least the prevailing wage on construction projects, including highways, buildings and bridges. The prevailing wage is defined as the average wage for specific jobs in a local area.
Remember what jmjm posted about John Kline's siding with Northwest Airlines vs. its workers and John Kline siding with Big Oil Companies vs. the environment?

Anybody see a pattern here? Does it make you sick? You can do something about it! Dump John Kline!

1 comment:

Cyril Sneer said...

So what's more important??? Getting New Orleans re-built at a reasonable price to our government, or making sure that people are overpaid for picking up rubbage?