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News Release

US Labor Department conducting wage survey of Alabama’s building and heavy construction industries

Participation urged to help ensure accurate reflection of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a building and heavy construction survey statewide in Alabama. The agency is currently collecting data on wages paid to workers on all active building and heavy construction projects throughout the state from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014. This survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects. The information provided for this survey will be used to establish prevailing wage rates as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts

“Participation in this survey by contractors and other interested parties is crucial to the process. Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the wages and fringe benefits being paid to construction workers in the county where the work is being performed. This can only happen with full participation by Alabama’s construction industry community,” said Wayne Kotowski, the Wage and Hour Division’s regional administrator in Atlanta.

Low participation leads to wage rates that do not reflect actual wages as well as incomplete wage determinations leading to an increase in requests for additional classifications. Wage data should be submitted for all projects meeting the criteria, regardless of how they are funded.

Notification letters and “WD-10” data collection forms are being sent to interested parties and contractors known to the Wage and Hour Division. Data must be postmarked by May 31, 2016 to be included in the survey. To complete the survey electronically, visit

You do not need a letter to answer the survey. If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Craig L. Jackson at (214) 749-2021.

Wage and Hour Division
February 24, 2016
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Media Contact: Michael D'Aquino
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