Are public library systems and public libraries (association, municipal, special district, school district) required to pay prevailing wage? It is highly recommended to pay the prevailing wage for work done using the NY State Aid for Library Construction Program funds. What about other projects - like electrician, snow removal, plowing, and plumbing that do not go out to bid?


The "Prevailing Wage Rate" (or "PWR") is a pay equity concept found in Article 8 and Article 9 of the New York State Labor Law.

Article 8 addresses PWR in construction contracts.

Article 9 addresses PWR in service contracts.