ERIC Number: ED232316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Financing Educational Facility Construction: Prevailing Wage Litigation.
Goldblatt, Steven M.; Wood, R. Craig
This chapter presents an up-to-date analysis of prevailing state wage laws that affect educational facility construction or renovation and highlights relevant prevailing wage litigation in many states. Currently, 13 states have no prevailing wage laws for public works. The other 37 states and the District of Columbia do have prevailing wage laws for public works, but considerable inconsistency exists among the different statutes. The specific characteristics of some of these laws and the relevant court decisions are discussed. The analysis reveals that broadly-worded, vague guidelines subject themselves to the continual threat of a legal challenge; however, where state legislatures have enacted specific, nondiscriminatory prevailing wage rates, legal challenges and litigation are minimal. (MLF)
Descriptors: Bids, Court Litigation, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Labor Legislation, School Construction, State Courts, State Legislation, Wages
Not available separately; see EA 016 000.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: In its: School Law Update--1982, p269-93, 1983.