As President Joe Biden signed the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, taxpayers, construction industry small businesses and climate change activists are sounding alarms about controversial labor policies in the legislation that will needlessly increase costs, reduce competition and undermine ...Read More »
Non-union contractors are lining up in opposition to proposed changes to federal prevailing-wage laws that they argue will make public projects more expensive at a time when the U.S. is looking to rebuild much of its infrastructure.
Tagged with: Associated Builders and Contractors Ben Brubeck Construction Business Group Dan Bukiewicz Davis-Bacon Act infrastructure Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council prevailing wages Robb Kahl U.S. Department of LaborRead More »
Ever since Wisconsin repealed its prevailing-wage laws, blue collar workers have steadily been making less, construction CEOs raking in much more and taxpayers saving next-to-nothing on public-construction work.Read More »
There is nothing new in Jake Castanza’s recent letter to the editor defending federal Davis Bacon prevailing-wage law. We can look at Wisconsin's experience with the repeal of its state prevailing-wage law as evidence for this point.Read More »
With a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on the horizon in Washington, D.C., many people expect the Trump administration, Congress and the Senate to work diligently to ensure the prosperity of American workers. Unfortunately, some Wisconsin politicians like State Sen. Andre Jacque are seeking to attack and diminish the best economic policy for preserving the wealth of construction workers.Read More »
Federal infrastructure investments can play a key role in establishing jobs and promoting a fuller economic recovery in the aftermath of our nation’s COVID-19 response — if we get the details right.Read More »
Report contends Davis-Bacon stymies competition, costs taxpayers; but authors acknowledge shortcomings
Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.
Tagged with: Andrew Disch Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Davis-Bacon Act John Schulze North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters prevailing wages Wisconsin Institute for Law and LibertyRead More »
Recently a spokesperson for Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce told the Wisconsin State Journal, “We don’t want to make it too comfortable to remain unemployed.”Read More »