A trio of construction trades unions on Tuesday endorsed Rep. Brian Steil in his re-election bid for Congress.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Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.
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A state Assembly committee gave a favorable recommendation this week to a bill that would give workers and employers a tax break on apprenticeship tuition.Read More »
If Jairo Cruz had been a professional football player instead of a construction worker, he may well have been deemed a hero for playing his way through injury and taking one for the team.Read More »
It’s a common strategy these days for partisan activists to attempt to discredit supporters of policies they don’t like without actually addressing the merits of the policies in question.Read 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 »
As Wisconsin revisits rules to crack down on worker misclassification, a new law that took effect in Minnesota on Monday is attaching criminal penalties not only to that particular abuse but also other forms of wage theft — making it one of the strictest such laws in the country.Read More »
A construction lobbying group is pushing for changes to state law that would give Wisconsin companies a bidding advantage on state projects and require companies that misclassify workers to tack the cost of taxpayer-funded health insurance and other benefits onto public bids.
Tagged with: Andrew Disch Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. Badger Care John Gard John Schulze North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Wisconsin Infrastructure Investment Now worker misclassificationRead More »
Although Andrew Disch may have become political director for the Wisconsin division of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters only about a month ago, this is far from his first brush with the trades.Read More »