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Prevailing wage rates to be unveiled Wednesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After months of controversy, heated debate and even a subpoena, the state’s new prevailing wage rates will be unveiled by WorkForce West Virginia today.

The agency will file the new wage rates for workers on major state-funded construction projects with the Secretary of State’s office at 10 a.m., Department of Commerce spokeswoman Chelsea Ruby said Tuesday.

The new rates will become effective once they are posted at the Secretary of State’s website, and will apply to all major state-funded construction projects going out to bid on or after today.

Those rates are calculated, in part, on the results of wage surveys submitted by nearly 4,000 contractors and subcontractors statewide.

“WorkForce West Virginia is very pleased with the final response rate of about 74 percent…

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