September 08, 2005
Sweatshop Katrina Recovery Work
Tasini has the scoop on Republican asking President Bush to use emergency powers to suspend Davis-Bacon for recovery projects post-Katrina-- meaning publicly funded work could go to sweatshop employers instead of union wage employers as required by federal law.
So instead of Louisiana and Mississippi refugees coming back to decent-paying jobs while they help reconstruct their communities, they end up in low-wage jobs while Bush-allied contractors get their profits subsidized on the public dole.
Posted by Nathan at September 8, 2005 11:27 AM