If President Trump wants to make an immediate impact on the economy then he should follow Scott Walker’s lead. “Contractors won’t have to work with unions on taxpayer-funded building projects…under legislation Gov. Scott Walker signed Monday,” reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Project labor agreements establish wages and other conditions for certain projects. Walker said the legislation will protect taxpayers by ensuring local government “neutrality” when it comes to those agreements.
“By forbidding state and local governments from requiring contractors to enter into agreements with labor organizations, we’re promoting healthy competition between contractors,” Walker said in a statement. “This means the contractor ultimately chosen for the project is the one that has demonstrated excellent service and will work at good value for Wisconsin taxpayers.”
Republicans were critical of the agreements put in place for plans to build a $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks that is being partially funded by taxpayers. GOP lawmakers say project labor agreements will still be allowed, but companies just won’t be required to adopt them.
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