The city of Milwaukee, two minority-based chambers of commerce and others have until April 1 to settle a minority contracting lawsuit on their own before a judge imposes mediation.
Published: May 4, 2012
Tags: bid preference, cartoon, D. Wilson Consulting Group, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, Jose Perez, Maria Monreal-Cameron, minority, minority contractors, minority preference, preference
Published: May 1, 2012
Tags: bid preference, D. Wilson Consulting Group, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, Jose Perez, Maria Monreal-Cameron, minority, minority contractors, minority preference, Paul Benson, preference
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin is suing Milwaukee to kill an ordinance that sets race-based preferences and goals for city construction contracts.
Published: January 5, 2012
Tags: A&L Ferrer Construction, D. Wilson Consulting Group, EBE, Francisco Jaramillo, Jaramillo Contractors, Jose Ferrer, MBE, minority contractors, Ossie Kendrix, SBE, Thomas A. Mason, Thomas Mason
Due to a new city law which went into effect Tuesday, Milwaukee law no longer recognizes Francisco Jaramillo, a Hispanic subcontractor, as a minority owner.
Published: January 10, 2011
Tags: American Indian Chamber of Commerce, Ashanti Hamilton, Craig Anderson, D. Wilson Consulting Group, DBE, Marvin Pratt, minority contracts, Ossie Kendrix, preference, Rhonda Kelsey, Wanta, Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association, WUCA
By Marie Rohde Milwaukee is cautiously building toward a law that would direct more public contract money toward women- and minority-owned companies. The caution stems from a 1989 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established lawmakers must prove past or present discrimination before creating a race-based program. Furthermore, according to the ruling, those programs must be [...]