UPDATE January 12, 2024

The Cities of Phoenix and Tucson passed prevailing wage ordinances this week, and AZAGC promised to challenge the legality of them. We will be teaming up with the Goldwater Institute, the Arizona Builders Alliance, and Associated Minority Contractors of Arizona to explore the best legal path to challenge illegal prevailing wage ordinances. More to come as things unfold.


UPDATE January 8, 2024

AZAGC issued a press release announcing our decision to sue cities that adopt an illegal prevailing wage on construction work.

Read Press Release: AZAGC to Sue for Clarification


December 2023

The City of Phoenix has drafted a proposed ordinance set to take effect on July 1, 2024 to implement a prevailing wage for construction projects over $4,000,000 on city-owned or leased property.

It is AZAGC’s position that the ordinance violates Title 34-321 which states:

Agencies and political subdivisions of this state shall not by regulation, ordinance or in any other manner require public works contracts to contain a provision requiring the wages paid by the contractor or any subcontractor to be not less than the prevailing rate of wages for work of a similar nature in the state or political subdivision where the project is located.

The association is considering its legal options and opposes the ordinance.

The ordinance will require:

The ordinance does not apply to: