By Miriam Raftery
July 31, 2013 (San Diego) -- On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council yesterday enacted a significant reform benefitting city workers. Mayor Bob Filner’s proposal to require that construction workers on city projects be paid a prevailing wage won approval in a 5 to 4 vote. The prevailing wage is defined as the most commonly paid wage for a particular type of work in San Diego County.
“This decision to pay a fair, livable wage to the hard working men and women in the construction business is long overdue,” said Mayor Filner. “I applaud the City Councilmembers who stood up to do the right thing and voted in favor of the Prevailing Wage Ordinance.”