What makes federal infrastructure jobs "good-paying"?

Dec 6, 2021
The idea that federally funded construction projects must pay a minimum "prevailing wage" goes back to a 1931 law.
The Department of Labor is preparing updates to the regulations of federally funded construction jobs. Above, a crew resurfaces a road in Alhambra, California.
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Trump administration increasing number of government workers, report finds

Oct 7, 2020
That's in spite of promises to drastically reduce the number of people working for the government.
Their ranks have increased by about 25% during the Trump administration, to almost 11 million people, according to the report by New York University professor of public service Paul Light.
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Workers who provide services to veterans and their families just took a pay cut

Apr 28, 2017
Government contract employees are on the losing end of a new federal contract.
About 400 people were affected by pay cuts at the Family Assistance Service Centers.
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The list of companies that want to build the wall is growing

Mar 2, 2017
The government is getting ready to solicit bids to design and build border wall prototypes.
A stretch of wall between Nogales, Arizona, and Mexico.
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Paid sick days add up for federal contractors

Dec 27, 2016
The executive order could be short-lived.
President Barack Obama addresses the Greater Boston Labor Council last September. During that month, Obama first signed an executive order that would give the employees of federal contractors paid sick leave.