Tag Archives: weatherization

Industry split over stimulus success

By Paul Snyder Contractors disagree over what federal stimulus money will mean to the industry in 2010. “Most contractors are feeling the pain right now,” said Bob Barker, executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. “Some ...

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Prevailing-wage rules rile union, homebuilders

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com A federal prevailing-wage requirement for stimulus-backed weatherization projects is drawing fire from labor and management. Labor wants the pay rate to go higher. Management wants the rate to go away. Both sides realize they have little chance ...

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Industry trainers fear stimulus gap

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com People who train workers in the construction trades worry their  program graduates will suffer if development does not recuperate before stimulus money runs out. The city of Milwaukee is getting money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

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