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Prevailing Wage Law (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-06-20

Duration: 00:06:38

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1980 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | PREVAILING WAGES | Construction industry | Louisiana. Department of Labor


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Gee, Terry Speaker
  • Dastugue, Quentin Speaker
  • Charbonnet, Louis Speaker
  • Chaisson, Joel Speaker
  • Smith, Charles Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Bowland, Debra Interviewee


This segment from the June 20, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on a bill aimed at repealing the prevailing wage law, which affects the wages paid to construction workers for state projects. This report includes the debate on the floor of the House of Representatives and the decision of the Treen administration to pull the bill and handle the matter administratively through the creation of new construction wage rates by the Department of Labor. Host: Ron Blome