by Nick Delgado
Guam - Vice-Speaker B.J. Cruz warns that outdated federally-prescribed wages will be locked-in for military buildup workers. Cruz has written to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo a number of times. In response to his letter, Bordallo wrote back stating that the U.S. Department of Labor would publish the new 2010 Davis-Bacon Act wage determination for Guam later this year.
But Cruz had warned that billions in buildup contracts hinge on the forthcoming Record of Decision, which means millions in the income tax revenues could be lost if Guam's Davis-Bacon wages are not updated. Cruz says contract awards should be suspended until the survey results are released.