Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that Michigan will pay higher "prevailing" wages on state construction projects, three years after Republican legislators repealed a long-standing law that required better pay.Read More »
Ever since Wisconsin repealed its prevailing-wage laws, blue collar workers have steadily been making less, construction CEOs raking in much more and taxpayers saving next-to-nothing on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 »
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Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.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 »
Gas taxes would increase but the cost to fill up could actually drop, Wisconsin's right-to-work law would be repealed and its former prevailing-wage requirements reinstated and income taxes would be cut for the middle class, all under Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' first budget.Read More »
New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is preparing to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Tagged with: Gov. Scott Walker Gov. Tony Evers International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 John Gard Kevin Traas prevailing wages State of the State Terry McGowan Wisconsin Infrastructure Investment Now Wisconsin Transportation Builders AssociationRead More »