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Tyrone Dash

From 1984 to 1990, Tyrone Dash of Seattle, Washington, owned and operated his own company, T & S Construction, and hired as many as 25 employees for work on highway jobs installing guardrails and other safety items. For a small, new company, the prevailing wage requirements and administrative costs of the Davis-Bacon Act had a particularly devastating effect on the ability to successfully compete for federal contracts.

  • November 9, 1993    |   Economic Liberty

    Davis Bacon Act

    Removing Barriers to Opportunity: A Constitutional Challenge to The Davis-Bacon Act

    Tyrone Dash of Seattle owned and operated his own company, T&S Construction, from 1984 to 1990.  But he was forced into bankruptcy because of a law passed in 1931 that requires him to pay his workers a set amount, the “prevailing wage,” on nearly all federally funded construction projects, regardless of the workers’ individual skill…

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