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Prevailing wage

Chapter 296-127, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Truck Drivers (WAC 296-127-01398)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to propose a new rule as a prevailing wage scope of work description for Truck Drivers. This trade and occupation classification has not previously had any scope of work description but does have published prevailing rates of wage. Prior to 2000, the prevailing wage scope of work descriptions (if any) were promulgated by the Industrial Statistician on an as needed basis (and not adopted as administrative rule). No scope was promulgated for Truck Drivers. Although distinguishing who is driving a truck on a public works has not been overly difficult even absent a scope of work description, clearly identifying the extent of this trade and occupation will assist in better identifying the exact universe to survey in order to establish the prevailing rate of wage for this trade and occupation classification as well as having a defensible description of the trade for any wage compliance matters. The Prevailing Wage Program worked with the Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee (PWAC), representation from business, labor, public agencies, and participation from the public, as well as the Teamsters, regarding development of this draft scope of work description for Truck Drivers. Consensus was obtained to move this draft forward into rulemaking.748.

7/5/2016

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

1/5/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Ready Mix Truck Drivers (WAC 296-127-01366)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to propose a new rule as a prevailing wage scope of work description for Ready Mix Truck Drivers. This trade and occupation classification has not previously had any scope of work description but does have published prevailing rates of wage. This trade and occupation classification has not previously had any scope of work description but does have published prevailing rates of wage. Prior to 2000, the prevailing wage scope of work descriptions (if any) were promulgated by the Industrial Statistician on an as needed basis (and not adopted as administrative rule). No scope was promulgated for Ready Mix Truck Drivers. Although distinguishing who is driving a concrete mixer truck on a public works has not been overly difficult even absent a scope of work description, clearly identifying the extent of this trade and occupation will assist in better identifying the exact universe to survey in order to establish the prevailing rate of wage for this trade and occupation classification as well as having a defensible description of the trade for any wage compliance matters. The Prevailing Wage Program worked with the Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee (PWAC), representation from business, labor, public agencies, and participation from the public, as well as the Teamsters, and the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association, regarding development of this draft scope of work description for Ready Mix Truck Drivers. Consensus was obtained to move this draft forward into rulemaking.747.

7/5/2016

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

1/5/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Motor Shop Electricians (WAC 296-127-01324)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to propose a new rule as a prevailing wage scope of work description for Motor Shop Electricians. This trade and occupation classification has not previously had any scope of work description but does have published prevailing rates of wage. Prior to 2000, the prevailing wage scope of work descriptions (if any) were promulgated by the Industrial Statistician on an as needed basis (and not adopted as administrative rule). No scope was promulgated for Motor Shop Electricians. Clearly identifying the extent of this trade and occupation will assist in better identifying the exact universe to survey in order to establish the prevailing rate of wage for this trade and occupation classification as well as having a defensible description of the trade for any wage compliance matters. The Prevailing Wage Program notified hundreds of motor shop businesses by letter of its intention to proceed with a scope of work rulemaking process and invited them to participate through the PWAC meetings or their independent communications with the Department. The program worked with the Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee (PWAC), and its representation from business, labor, public agencies, as well as participation from the public regarding development of this draft scope of work description for Motor Shop Electricians. Consensus was obtained to move this draft forward into rulemaking.746.

7/5/2016

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

1/5/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

296-127-01340, 296-127-01389

The department received a petition to repeal the scope of work definitions for utilities construction and laborers in utilities construction. The petition states the repeal of these scopes of work would eliminate confusion for wage survey respondents, would allow the department to calculate a more accurate wage rate, and would be consistent with references from the federal Davis Bacon Act. The department will work with interested parties in deciding whether to repeal the scope of work definitions for utilities construction and laborers in utilities construction.608.

8/16/2010

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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