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Report: Wisconsin prevailing wage repeal yielded lost construction jobs, lower wages

October 7, 2020

The results of the study are not surprising, said John Mielke, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, adding the Institute has a long history of favoring union policies when looking at the other reports they’ve produced.

He said that the authors of the new analysis cherry-picked data to support a predetermined set of conclusions.

“It’s more of a document to support a political position than it is academic research, at least in my opinion,” Mielke said, noting that it doesn’t support what the ABC has seen happening on the ground in Wisconsin since the repeal, he said.

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