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Federal Issue: Davis-Bacon Act
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Davis-Bacon Act

In March of 2013, the Labor Department reversed more than 50 years of policy and determined that members of survey crews working on Federal construction projects are "laborers and mechanics” as that term is used in the Davis-Bacon Act, making those workers subject to the Act. The Labor Department did no public notice that it was considering a change in its regulations, made no request for public input or comments, and did not notify or seek advice, comment or input from the surveying profession and employers/management.


MAPPS Letter to House Chairman Tim Walberg on Davis-Bacon Act - June 2013
House Committee on Education & The Workforce
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections