Catholic Bishop Joe Vasquez's letter exhorting the Board to support Davis-Bacon wages was followed by impassioned testimony from leaders representing LiUNA, Education Austin, IBEW, Painters Local 1779, Pipefitters, Workers Defense Projects, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Equal Justice Center. Plans are in the works for the school district to soon establish an accompanying living wage floor to raise the wages of the lowest paid workers.
Austin District Approves Prevailing Wages for Bond Work, Austin American Statesman (06/17)
Schools OK Prevailing Wage for Bond Work, Austin American Statesman (06/18)
Top Local Stories of the Week, Austin American Statesman (06/22)