WSR 03-22-022



[ Filed October 27, 2003, 10:23 a.m. ]

Notice of Prevailing Rate of Wage Change

As per RCW 39.12.015, 39.12.020 and WAC 296-127-011 the Department of Labor and Industries has determined that the prevailing rate of wage published on August 1, 2003, (WSR 03-16-062) for the roofer classification in Island and Whatcom counties was incorrectly adjusted. For any public works contracts let on or after October 27, 2003, the prevailing rate of wage and apprenticeship wages for this classification in these counties is as follows:

Journey Level Wages:

Prevailing Wage Category Prevailing Wage Overtime Code Holiday Code Note Code
Roofers - Journey Level $24.71 2O 5A N/A
Roofers - Journey Level Using Irritable Bituminous Materials $27.71 2O 5A N/A

Apprenticeship Wages:

State of Progression and Hour Range Overtime Code Holiday Code Note Code
1: 0 - 820 Hours - 60% $15.53 2O 5A N/A
2: 821 - 1630 Hours - 67% $16.89 2O 5A N/A
3: 1631 - 2450 Hour - 74% $18.25 2O 5A N/A
4: 2451 - 3270 Hours - 81% $21.01 2O 5A N/A
5: 3271 - 4080 Hours - 88% $22.38 2O 5A N/A
6: 4081 - 4899 Hours - 95% $23.74 2O 5A N/A

L&I has determined that these changes are necessary to correct an error that was made in adjusting these wages. Absent these changes, L&I will be enforcing incorrect prevailing wages, which irreparably harms contractors, workers and the people of the state of Washington. Contractors rely on L&I's determination of prevailing wages, and they will be adversely impacted by utilizing incorrect prevailing wage rates to complete their contract with an awarding agency. These incorrect wages do not afford contractors the necessary certainty in bidding projects and in the wages that they pay their workers.

The establishment of wages that are inaccurate not only adversely impacts potential public works contracts, but also may lead to distrust in the established wages leading to the erosion of local wage standards. This erosion has the potential of an economic harm to the general public and workers, which L&I is responsible for protecting. The director has determined that the readjustments to these wages are necessary to ensure for the correct application of prevailing wages and the general welfare and shall take effective immediately upon publication.

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Cindy Hanson

Acting Industrial Statistician

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office