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    The true, non-union prevailing wage is $10-$50. We know that, because if it were higher, instead of reluctantly participating in the scam, the workers would have taken jobs elsewhere.
    The prevailing wage is the wage that contractors pay on that sort of work. Union or not. NYC still has a high union density, so the union wage prevails. As for taking jobs elsewhere, the economy has been kind of slow. People need jobs, they take the jobs they can get. And they're afraid to complain. A lot of undocumented workers, too. They can't exactly to to the state Dept. of Labor and file a complaint.

    Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

    by Dirtandiron on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 04:49:54 PM PST

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