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Tag Archives: Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin

Private sector embraces PLAs. Why shouldn’t governments?

Dave Branson is the executive director of the Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin.

State Rep. Rob Hutton's attempt to ensure "the importance of providing a neutral and competitive playing field" by prohibiting the use of project-labor agreements on taxpayer-funded projects flies in the face of the realities of today’s construction industry, and is a direct affront to the wishes and desires of the American electorate during the recent election.

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Key senator unsure about prevailing wage amendment (UPDATE)

Even as state lawmakers listened to testimony Tuesday on a bill that would repeal the state's prevailing wage laws, one of the main supporters of the proposal was calling for a change that would keep the government-set compensation rates in place only for state projects.

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Trades leaders plea for civil discussion on right-to-work (UPDATE)

Steamfitters Local 601 members Mike Puleo (left) and Gary Pease join labor workers for a rally in the state Capitol in Madison as legislators hold hearings regarding a proposed right-to-work bill on Feb. 24, 2015. One year after the law was enacted, union membership is declining while contracts remain robust. (AP File Photo/John Hart, Wisconsin State Journal)

Despite the opposition of one Madison sheet-metal worker, trades union members largely expressed agreement Tuesday morning with their leaders' call to reason with lawmakers over right-to-work legislation rather than take to the street in protest.

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