Our Positions: Davis-Bacon Act

The following is PHCC’s position on Davis-Bacon Act as of Oct. 4, 2000. For more information or questions, email government@naphcc.org.  


The Davis-Bacon Act, signed into law in 1931, requires contractors doing government construction work to pay the “prevailing wage” generally equivalent to the union wage rate. Continuing efforts in Congress to make changes in the Davis-Bacon Act sharply divide the interests of union and open shop contractors.

Since PHCC-National Association represents the interests of large segments of both union and open shop contractors, the Association cannot justifiably take a position on any legislation affecting the Davis-Bacon Act.


PHCC-National Association will maintain a position of neutrality on any legislation to amend, repeal, or alter the Davis-Bacon Act.