The Access and Opportunity Network is a repository of news, strategies, resources and best practices to help create a more inclusive and equitable construction industry for minority-owned businesses and people of color.
On paper, the Davis‐Bacon Act reads like a fantastic tool. And in many respects, it is. It has improved income disparities between white and black workers, facilitated equal pay for equal work, and helped stop wage theft. However, it’s important to understand the history of the Davis‐Bacon Act and how it has transitioned from a tool created to bar black workers to one that, however unintentionally, creates severe road‐blocks for Boston’s black‐owned contractors from working on projects, often right in their backyards.