Sisolak Signs New Bill for Workers
As of Tuesday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has signed two new bills into law. Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 136 which restores prevailing wage to public construction projects and Senate Bill 231 that removes anti-worker and anti-union provisions related to public construction projects. Even with less than a year in office, Sisolak is fulfilling his promise to fight for working families.
“Nevada is a union state, built from the ground up by hardworking men and women of organized labor. As governor, I am proud to strengthen Nevada’s union legacy by supporting policies that are good for our workers and their families,” said Sisolak.
“Four years ago we started organizing Nevada’s workers and their families to take back our market share in and protect prevailing wages in school construction,” said Frank Hawk Vice President of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. “Those workers have been in the trenches with us for years, with a lost persistence and some collaboration with newly elected leaders – it all got fixed with the swipe of pen,” Hawk continued.
Last fall the Carpenters rallied for Sisolak’s campaign, organizing communities, and helping their neighbors get registered to vote. Those efforts helped Sisolak become the state’s first democratic governor in 20 years.