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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ABC’s defense of Gov. Walker falls flat

Dave Branson

A recent letter to the editor from John Mielke of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin made the argument that Gov. Scott Walker has been the biggest cheerleader for apprenticeship throughout Wisconsin, and he closes his piece by claiming “we should not distort reality.”

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Governor Walker’s support of apprenticeship isn’t new

John Mielke

Last month, Associated Builders & Contractors held one of Wisconsin’s first-ever “Apprenticeship Signing Days,” replicating signing-day events that are held for high-performing student athletes recruited into four-year universities to play sports.

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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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