Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Prevailing Wage Bill Back in Council

Pittsburgh City Council is to reintroduce a prevailing wage legislation during their meeting today. The bill has seven co-sponsors, with Councilman Lavelle most recently adding his sponsorship. The bill passed 9-0 in council last month, but Mayor Luke Ravenstahl vetoed the bill.
If enacted, the prevailing wage would effect labor workers in the city’s public sector. The wage would be set at the average pay a person makes in a certain profession. For instance, it would affect security guards who work in the City-County building.
City Council has the leverage to override the veto. They have seven council members sponsoring the bill, and six are needed to override the mayor’s veto.

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