A federal proposal to implement an executive order for project labor agreements for federal projects worth $35 million or more has sparked debate within Wisconsin’s construction industry.Read More »
Late last week, John Mielke, president of ABC Wisconsin, submitted commentary lamenting items he felt weren’t mentioned by President Biden while visiting Wisconsin to discuss the billions in bipartisan infrastructure funding that is headed our way.Read More »
During President Joe Biden’s Labor Day visit to Milwaukee’s Labor Fest, he touted his accomplishments to date, including a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. What he failed to mention is that his administration is imposing anti-competitive policies that almost exclusively benefit one category of construction workers over another.Read More »
Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill on Friday that would have provided a tax break for apprenticeship tuition.
Tagged with: apprenticeships Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Construction Business Group Gov. Tony Evers John Mielke John Schmitt Wisconsin Builders Association Wisconsin Laborers’ District CouncilRead More »
By now, almost everyone in construction has heard about the PRO Act, or Protecting the Right to Organize Act, that's being considered in Congress. But many people are unaware of its likely immense consequences. If the PRO Act becomes law, it will result in big changes to our labor laws.Read 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Ever since Wisconsin repealed its prevailing-wage laws, blue collar workers have steadily been making less, construction CEOs raking in much more and taxpayers saving next-to-nothing on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 »
As America continues to reel from the economic and very personal pain inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we join our colleagues in the construction labor union sector (Dan Bukiewicz letter to the editor, May 29) calling for new investment in rebuilding the country’s infrastructure.Read More »