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Friday, June 21, 2013

Labor Group Not Happy With Officials in Washington County Over RUMA Wages

From The Marietta Times:
A state labor group has expressed concern that Washington County officials are not including prevailing wage measures in road-use agreements with oil and gas companies, but local officials say they are following the opinion of the Ohio Supreme Court.
As more oil and gas companies move into eastern and southeastern Ohio to drill for fossil fuels trapped in the Marcellus Shale, concerns continue to be raised about maintaining county and township roads as the heavy equipment moves over them, potentially causing damage.
Mike Engbert, marketing representative for the Laborers' District Council of Ohio, recently protested agreements made between the Washington County Commissioners and the oil and gas companies because the agreements should reflect prevailing wage laws, he said.
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