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VOTING MATTERS AT EVERY LEVEL OF STATE GOVERNMENTLessLess

VOTING MATTERS AT EVERY LEVEL OF STATE GOVERNMENTLess

VOTE FOR YOUR JOB, YOUR PAYCHECK, AND YOUR UNION RIGHTS
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Governor and State Legislature impact:Less
Governor and State Legislature impact:

• State laws such as prevailing wages, or right-to-work. 


• State budget for transportation, health care, safety, schools and much more.


• Appointees to state boards and commissions that approve or manage construction projects (i.e. utilities, port authorities) 


• Laws dictating city and county procurement policies.

• State laws such as prevailing wages, or right-to-work. 


• State budget for transportation, health care, safety, schools and much more.


• Appointees to state boards and commissions that approve or manage construction projects (i.e. utilities, port authorities) 


• Laws dictating city and county procurement policies.

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Attorney General LessLess
Attorney General
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Enforces compliance with the laws passed by the legislature and can prioritize enforcement areas, such as prevailing wage compliance and stopping wage theft.

Enforces compliance with the laws passed by the legislature and can prioritize enforcement areas, such as prevailing wage compliance and stopping wage theft.

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Secretary of StateLess
Secretary of State

• Supervises voting and elections in the state

• Oversees the filing and verification of voter initiatives and referendums, such as the anti-union, ABCled

initiative to repeal prevailing wage in Michigan.

• Supervises voting and elections in the state

• Oversees the filing and verification of voter initiatives and referendums, such as the anti-union, ABCled

initiative to repeal prevailing wage in Michigan.

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MAKES A DIFFERENCELess
MAKES A DIFFERENCE

• Since 2015, 5 states repealed state Prevailing Wage laws after Republicans took over the
governorship and/or state legislatures. In 5 states, only 1 Democratic representative voted in favor of repeal. 


• Since 2011, 5 states passed so-called Right to Work bills after Republicans took over the governorship and/or state legislatures. 


• In 2019, state and local governments spent $309 billion on construction; accounting for about a quarter of total construction spending, and more than 90% of public construction spending. Highway and street construction accounted for about one-third of that spending. Another third included sectors such as water, sewer, other transportation, and energy. 

• Since 2015, 5 states repealed state Prevailing Wage laws after Republicans took over the governorship and/or state legislatures. In 5 states, only 1 Democratic representative voted in favor of repeal. 


• Since 2011, 5 states passed so-called Right to Work bills after Republicans took over the governorship and/or state legislatures. 


• In 2019, state and local governments spent $309 billion on construction; accounting for about a quarter of total construction spending, and more than 90% of public construction spending. Highway and street construction accounted for about one-third of that spending. Another third included sectors such as water, sewer, other transportation, and energy. 

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YOUR VOTE FOR
Mayor and City Councils impact:Less
Mayor and City Councils impact:

• Local laws, ordinances and budgets 

• Approve construction projects

• Make appointments to boards and commissions that oversee or manage construction projects.

• Local laws, ordinances and budgets 

• Approve construction projects

• Make appointments to boards and commissions that oversee or manage construction projects.

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Elected Boards, Commissions, School BoardsLess
Elected Boards, Commissions, School Boards

• Often oversee millions in construction projects 

• Often oversee millions in construction projects 

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• Most construction projects go through some public approval process whether it is with a city council, 

planning and zoning board, school board, water, or sewer commissions.


• Cities and counties can pass responsible contractor rules, apprenticeship utilization, living wage, and

other policies that level the playing field for signatory contractors.

• Most construction projects go through some public approval process whether it is with a city council, 

planning and zoning board, school board, water, or sewer commissions.


• Cities and counties can pass responsible contractor rules, apprenticeship utilization, living wage, and

other policies that level the playing field for signatory contractors.

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