As businesses owned by minorities and women continue to fight for construction jobs, governmental bodies from the White House on down have made sure those businesses are guaranteed a fair shake in getting the chance to work on public projects.
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: April 13, 2012
Tags: ABC, AGC, Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin, Associated General Contractors, cartoon, MBE, Minority Business Enterprise program, minority contractors, minority hiring
Published: April 11, 2012
Tags: ABC, AGC, Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin, Associated General Contractors, John Mielke, John Sullivan, MBE, Minority Business Enterprise program, minority contractors, minority hiring, Miron Construction, Timothy Kippenhan, William Perry Pendley
Wisconsin’s 5 percent minority contractor participation goal has stood for nearly 30 years with no adjustments, no review and no justification.
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.
To the editor: There is something structurally wrong in the Milwaukee area when it comes to contracting with minority contractors. It has nothing to do with getting paid quickly. The pay process already exists, it must be enforced and it is in the contract documents along with specifications that “allow a continuous job flow for [...]
Dustin Block email@example.com Preference could come at a price for disabled veterans seeking bidding advantages similar to those given to minority contractors. John Hoeft, junior vice commander for the Disabled American Veterans Department of Wisconsin, said giving disabled veterans preferential treatment on contracts could bring a backlash if companies believe they are losing work. He [...]