HUD’S Davis Bacon & Labor Standards Worker’s Pocket Guide is Available

HUD’s Office of Davis Bacon and Labor Standards (DBLS) requires that contractors pay their workers federal prevailing wages, including fringe benefits. When DBLS works to ensure that workers understand and can flag issues with federal labor compliance, contractors are better able to understand and comply with labor law requirements, ensuring that appropriate wage rates, including union-defined rates are maintained.


The Worker’s Pocket Guide (English) ( is intended to provide construction workers working on HUD-funded projects with a tool to enhance their understanding about their rights as a worker. The pocket guide is available at Worker’s Pocket Guide (English) (

Please share this resourceful information with construction workers/contractors in your communities. With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of many workers looking for job opportunities to enable them to know their rights.

Or you may contact Chris Howe at or call (717) 720-7406.

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