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Contractors leery of changes to apprentice rule

By James Briggs Changes coming to the administration of a 5-year-old executive order from Gov. Jim Doyle could cause problems for contractors as early as next month. Executive Order 108, which took effect in January 2006, requires contractors to use ...

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Feds investigate minority apprentices

By Sean Ryan A former union president is joining the chorus of criticism of state-certified apprenticeship programs and prompting a federal investigation of minority recruitment and retention. Paul Blackman, retired president of Steelworkers Federal Union No. 19806 in Milwaukee, said ...

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Lawmakers request apprenticeship audit

Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin lawmakers are investigating the state’s enforcement of apprenticeship laws for women and minorities after fielding complaints that contractors are taking advantage of the system. “The economic downturn is one thing,” said state ...

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