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OPINION: Davis-Bacon essential to protecting middle-class prosperity

Jake Castanza is executive director of the Wisconsin Building Trades Council

With a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on the horizon in Washington, D.C., many people expect the Trump administration, Congress and the Senate to work diligently to ensure the prosperity of American workers. Unfortunately, some Wisconsin politicians like State Sen. Andre Jacque are seeking to attack and diminish the best economic policy for preserving the wealth of construction workers.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ABC’s defense of Gov. Walker falls flat

Dave Branson

A recent letter to the editor from John Mielke of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin made the argument that Gov. Scott Walker has been the biggest cheerleader for apprenticeship throughout Wisconsin, and he closes his piece by claiming “we should not distort reality.”

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Governor Walker’s support of apprenticeship isn’t new

John Mielke

Last month, Associated Builders & Contractors held one of Wisconsin’s first-ever “Apprenticeship Signing Days,” replicating signing-day events that are held for high-performing student athletes recruited into four-year universities to play sports.

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