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Each class of labor shall be based upon the particular nature of the work performed with consideration given to those trades, occupations, skills, or work generally considered within the construction industry as constituting distinct classes of labor. Wage determinations will be issued for those separate classes of labor which fall under the following general classes:




Power equipment operators.


Truck drivers.


Special equipment.


Special crafts. The following crafts shall constitute separate classes of labor: bricklayers, carpenters, cement masons, line persons, electricians, iron workers, painters, pipefitters, plumbers, plasterers, roofers, and sheet metal workers, and other labor or work which is customarily considered as an individual trade or craft based upon its character and skills required.


In determining particular classes of labor, the department shall consider parts 5200.1100 and 5200.1101, work classifications contained in collective bargaining agreements, apprenticeship agreements on file with the department, the United States Department of Labor "O*NET OnLine" website, and customs and usage applicable to the construction industry.


Primary responsibility for classifying individual workers shall be upon the contractor.


For wage survey purposes, where a worker performs work in more than one class of labor on a project, the worker shall be placed in the class in which the person worked the greatest number of hours.


For wage survey purposes, the contractor reporting shall have the responsibility to determine the class in which the worker has worked the greatest number of hours on each project reported.


Workers employed within a class of labor as apprentices, helpers, supervisors, or trainees will not be included or counted within the wage survey.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 175.171; 177.28; 177.41 to 177.44


17 SR 1279; 21 SR 1107; 33 SR 1598; 35 SR 1711

Published Electronically:

September 10, 2018