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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

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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?

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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

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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

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