I am a construction worker who recently switched jobs. Part of the reason is because my new employer focuses on a lot of “public projects”. My former wage, doing the same kind of work was far less than my new wage ($92/hour). I about crapped my pants when I figured out how much more I could make. This new company works on ‘public’ construction projects like roads and government buildings. All of this Public work is covered under this federal construction minimum wage law (which supersedes regular minimum wage law) called Davis Bacon although it only applies when the Federal Govt is paying for all or some of the project.
Anyways all employers have to pay there workers these ‘construction minimum wages’ on these government projects. Don’t get screwed over. If any of you work on the Interstate, build post offices, or other government buildings then click the link below and make sure you are getting paid correct wages!
*wages might be higher/lower for different crafts and where at in the country you work*
God Bless Uncle Sam!!