Ohio Building Tradespeople applaud the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan defeat of anti-prevailing wage amendment to CHIPS Act.

ACT Ohio and the Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council join local Building Trades unions in recognizing Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown for their commitment to uphold Davis-Bacon wage standards through their opposition votes to an amendment which would have undercut living wages for American workers under the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America (CHIPS) Act.

Via a June 11, 2021 media release from Ohio’s Iron Workers:

“Senators Brown and Portman joined a bipartisan majority of fifty-eight Senators in defeating an anti-prevailing wage amendment to the bill. This vote signals the Senators’ support for family sustaining wages for construction workers in our state as we expand into the development and production of semiconductor manufacturing facilities.

The CHIPS Act is the first bipartisan step towards restoring the strength of American manufacturing and getting Ohioans back on their feet. The COVID-19 pandemic proved that our state’s-and our nation’s-economies cannot rely solely on foreign made components. This vote shows Senator Brown’s and Senator Portman’s support for fair wages and good jobs for hardworking Buckeyes.”

Thank you, Sen. Portman and Sen. Brown for standing with Ohio’s working families and supporting federal prevailing wage standards for skilled labor.