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As some mark anniversary of Bay View Massacre, another labor battle ahead, involving prevailing wage

BAY VIEW (WITI) — It happened 129 years ago, but many believe the fight continues to this day. Hundreds are marking the anniversary of what’s known as the Bay View Massacre. 527 more words


Prevailing Wage Repeal: Senate Hearing and Vote Scheduled for Next Week

State Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), chair of the Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform has scheduled a public hearing next Tuesday (May 5) at 8:30 a.m.  220 more words

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How to classify a beer tap installer

I thought you might be interested in these thoughts from our head of Prevailing Wage, Rob Merritt. The question of how a job is classified and who should do the work is a constant one in our Prevailing Wage Division: 380 more words

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A Davis Bacon Retirement Plan?

Niche Plan. Powerful Results.

To appreciate the benefits and advantages of a Davis Bacon Retirement plan, it’s helpful to understand its history.

The Davis Bacon Act (DBA or prevailing wage law), named after its authors- a Pennsylvania Senator James Davis and a New York Representative Robert Bacon, was passed amid the Great Depression in response to the plea of local workers who were frequently and systematically displaced by lower paid out-of-state migrant workforce as contractors fiercely competed to win public projects. 1,014 more words


Lawmakers Eye Reform of State's Prevailing Wage Laws

Braced by the findings of a new study (see preceding story) a number of Republican lawmakers are looking for the best way to reform or repeal the state’s 80-year-old prevailing wage law. 197 more words

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WISTAX Study:  State Prevailing Wage Laws Cost Taxpayers $200 Million or More

A just-released study from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) says the state’s law mandating inflated pay and benefits on public projects cost taxpayers at least $200 million last year. 171 more words

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Republicans say 'prevailing wage' bill may be added to Governor Scott Walker's budget

MADISON (AP) — Republican lawmakers who support eliminating requirements that public works contractors be paid a prevailing wage say they may add the measure to Governor Scott Walker’s state budget. 271 more words