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News Notice of Public Hearing regarding the prevailing wage rate classification for trimming public trees

To address the prevailing wage rate classification for trimming public trees and to review the Department’s Opinion Letters Dated March 13, 2014, January 25, 1995, November 1, 1999 and February 2, 2005.
9/17/2019
  • Department of Labor Standards

BostonTo address the prevailing wage rate classification for trimming public trees and to review the Department’s Opinion Letters Dated March 13, 2014, January 25, 1995, November 1, 1999 and February 2, 2005.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §2, that the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, in conjunction with the Department of Labor Standards (DLS), will hold a public hearing on the prevailing wage rate classification for draw bridge operators on public construction sites. The purpose of the informal public hearing will be to receive public comment to determine the most appropriate classification under which it should set the rate for the work under review.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in the Department of Labor Standards Conference Room, Second Floor, Department of Labor Standards, 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114.

The Department encourages all interested parties, including those who testify at the public hearing, to submit written testimony electronically to dlsFeedback@state.ma.us. Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document and type “Tree trimming classification” in the subject line of the email. All submitted testimony must include the sender’s full name and address. The Department will post all electronic testimony that complies with these instructions on its website. Parties who are unable to submit electronic testimony should mail submissions to: Office of the General Counsel, Department of Labor Standards, 19 Staniford Street, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02114. All written or oral comments submitted to the Department may be posted on the Department’s website and released in response to a request for public records. All written testimony must be received by Monday, October 28, 2019.

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