New Jersey has had a law on the books since last year that requires any work on publicly owned property to be subject to the prevailing wage law, even when the property is leased to a private business and the private business contracts for the construction work. The big boy tower realtors and management firms are waking up to this fact as they question why their bids on municipal property are seeing increase that top their model pricing. I haven?t been burnt by it, but it?s something that should be considered when you are doing any work on a cell site in any Jersey municipality. Don?t assume that it only pertains to a project that is funded by public money. That?s incorrect. Since a lot of tower companies are finding it easier to construct their cell sites on public property ? and some cities require that they be looked at as the first option ? the biz is seeing more and more of them. I think we?re all aware of companies that have paid their workers $10 to $15 an hour, when the prevailing wage is $28 or more on a project. The PW paperwork is incredibly difficult on some projects, but the more that companies know about it the better off the industry is as a whole since bids will not be lost by clueless contractors. There are companies that have locked themselves into pricing contracts with their clients and their subs. It should be interesting to see how pricing will be renegotiated on a municipal project in NJ. If at all. And please don?t fall for ?Help me out here and I?ll make it up to you on other projects.?