Repealing what remains of Wisconsin's prevailing-wage laws would cost taxpayers more than $300 million each year, according to a new study.
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Talks have wrapped up in what the head of the state’s largest construction union calls the toughest negotiating sessions he can recall in his 26 years on staff at Local 139 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.Read More »
A union-aligned contractors group released a report Monday finding that amount of municipal contracts going to out-of-state companies increased by 53 percent in the first four months since Wisconsin rolled back its prevailing-laws this year.Read More »
Construction workers left their hardhats at home on Monday to testify in front of a group of state lawmakers on a bill that would eliminate Wisconsin's prevailing-wage laws.Read More »
Although they are keeping their lips sealed in public, construction officials are settling in for plenty of chin wagging at the bargaining table as the expiration dates for some of the industry’s biggest contracts quickly approach this spring.Read More »
Construction unions might think they caught a break last week with top Wisconsin lawmakers’ decision to take a proposal to repeal the state’s remaining prevailing-wage laws out of the state budget. But the reprieve is not likely to last long.Read More »