State lawmakers did all Wisconsinites a favor in 2015 by repealing most of our state’s prevailing wage laws — government mandates that require private contractors to pay artificially high wages on public construction projects.
As part of his budget proposal, Gov. Scott Walker is calling for the elimination of the state’s remaining prevailing-wage requirements and a ban that would prevent local governments from imposing project-labor agreements on contractors working on public jobs.
What troubles me the most about certain far-right-leaning legislators’ recent efforts to further erode prevailing-wage laws is the false propaganda used in an effort to justify their mission. It’s time to be honest.