With news this morning that the Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination to the Supreme Court it needs to be pointed out that there was another important reversal from the Bush Administration during the last 24 hours; a reimplementation of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage laws for areas hit by Katrina.

The UFT, along with countless labor unions, community groups, pro-working class politicians had called for a reversal of the executive order that allowed companies who had received contracts from the Federal Government to pay less than the prevailing wage in rebuilding efforts. It should be remembered that the prevailing wage in the area is only $9 an hour.