FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2005
STATEMENT BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON THE DAVIS-BACON ACT
"I am pleased that President Bush has agreed to restore the application of the Davis-Bacon Act to the Gulf Coast Region. As I pointed out in my letter to the President and Congress, the Davis-Bacon Act sets a minimum standard of compensation for workers to create stability and ensure quality construction. Its restoration will mean that skilled trades-people will be paid a fair wage for their efforts to quickly rebuild the communities hurt by Hurricane Katrina."
Edward Skyler (212) 788-2958