Author: WIIN

The research continues to prove: Repealing Prevailing Wage is Bad for the Economy (New Study)

This Week, WIIN sent out a Press Release concerning new research that objectively outlines the negative impacts that repealing Prevailing Wage would have on our state economy. The study objectively illustrates that with repeal, our state will suffer 1. The potential loss of 9,000 jobs, 2. $1.2 billion in economic output 3. $77 million in… Read more »

Prevailing Wage – Something to Think About

 HARDEST JOBS TO FILL For the sixth consecutive year, business leaders said the positions they struggle most to fill are those in the SKILLED TRADES, according to ManpowerGroup’s 2015 Talent Shortage Survey. Filling these positions is their Number 1 concern. WISCONSIN’S CONSTRUCTION FUTURE 96% of all training investment in Wisconsin’s current and future construction industry… Read more »

UW-Whitewater Releases Study Showing the Economic Benefits of Trade-Supported Training in the Community

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater released a study to demonstrate the economic benefits of trade-supported training on the community. The study was developed because of the changing relationship between the construction industry and the trades in Wisconsin, and how those industries impact students and their communities. Students involved in a trade program can see benefits… Read more »

Significant Economic Benefits Found from Trade-Supported Technical Education

WIIN supports trade-supported technical education where students can learn the needed skills to devote themselves to creating a better economy, community, and life. The importance of investing in infrastructure, and workers who then invest their time into infrastructure, is apparent. The Wisconsin prevailing wage laws are what keep Wisconsin competitive and developing skilled trade workers. WIIN supports investments in infrastructure because (they/we) see the value of doing so.

Study finds that Wisconsin Road and Bridge Construction Workers Are Best in the Midwest

Wisconsin boasts as having the best in the midwest for road and bridge construction workers. A single Wisconsin worker is expected to contribute $185,000 to the economy — more than any other worker included in the Great Lakes Region. Having highly skilled workers means higher-quality work can be done and more work can be done in shorter amounts of time. As construction opportunities are expected to increases over 20% through the next decade, it is important that Wisconsin continues to produce highly-qualified and skilled workers.

Poll Finds Little Support for Change in Right-to-Work and Prevailing Wage

Noted Republican Pollster Shares Data from Recent Statewide Poll Enclosed is a memorandum from Public Opinion Strategies – a nationally-recognized polling firm with a distinguished list of Republican clients at both the national and state level – summarizing their survey of 600 likely voters in Wisconsin that was conducted from January 18 to January 20,… Read more »