The Worker’s Pocket Guide is intended to provide construction workers working on HDGHA housing projects with a tool to enhance their understanding about their rights as a worker.

The Guide was developed through HUD’s Office of Davis Bacon and Labor Standards (DBLS to ensure 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.