In this Aug. 16, 2017, photo sheet metal worker Benjamin Voget prepares to install a gutter on a home under construction in Sacramento. Some contractors blame the shortage on laws requiring that they pay “prevailing wages” on affordable housing projects. Unions vehemently disagree. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Aug. 16, 2017, photo sheet metal worker Benjamin Voget prepares to install a gutter on a home under construction in Sacramento. Some contractors blame the shortage on laws requiring that they pay “prevailing wages” on affordable housing projects. Unions vehemently disagree. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Rich Pedroncelli AP
In this Aug. 16, 2017, photo sheet metal worker Benjamin Voget prepares to install a gutter on a home under construction in Sacramento. Some contractors blame the shortage on laws requiring that they pay “prevailing wages” on affordable housing projects. Unions vehemently disagree. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Rich Pedroncelli AP

Prevailing wage laws didn’t cause housing crisis. Attacks on them are about greed.

September 01, 2017 05:26 AM

UPDATED September 01, 2017 08:39 AM

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