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ABC of Wisconsin President comments on Assembly passing Foxconn Bill

8/18/2017 8:10 AM
ABC of Wisconsin President John Mielke issued the following statement on the Assembly passage of the Foxconn Bill:

“We commend the State Assembly on passage of the Foxconn Bill (Special Session Assembly Bill 1), an important step toward executing this major workforce development initiative ... Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship turns 30!

8/3/2017 7:48 AM
MADISON, WI -- The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Apprenticeship program is marking 30 years of service to the construction industry today. On August 3, 1987, the State of Wisconsin approved the program standards that met all state requirements for construction apprenticeship ...
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ABC Wisconsin President comments on Foxconn announcement

7/26/2017 5:06 PM
“The announcement that FoxConn plans to build an estimated $10 billion manufacturing plant in Wisconsin is phenomenal economic news for our state. The impact will be immense, beginning with more than 10,000 construction jobs ...
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Wisconsin experiencing record low construction unemployment

6/27/2017 10:23 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Associated Builders & Contractors is reporting Wisconsin's construction unemployment for May is the lowest on record for the month. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ...
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ABC Graduates 155 Apprentices

5/19/2017 3:13 PM
ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship & Training Trust held its annual Graduation Banquet with nearly 250 attendees in Wisconsin Dells to congratulate apprentices in 12 different trades. ABC of Wisconsin ...
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March construction unemployment lowest in Wisconsin since 2000

5/2/2017 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Construction unemployment in Wisconsin dipped to its lowest level in 17 years, according to not seasonally adjusted (NSA) statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The numbers released today ...

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PLA Neutrality bill signing garners a wide range of media attention

4/19/2017 7:38 AM
The signing of Senate Bill 3, the PLA Neutrality Bill, by Governor Scott Walker on April 17 has received extensive media attention, including ...


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Governor Walker signs PLA Neutrality Bill

4/18/2017 7:42 AM
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker congratulated Associated Builders & Contractors for its work on Senate Bill 3, the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Neutrality Bill, as he signed the free enterprise, open competition measure on Monday, April 17. A video of the event is available. 

"This ensures that contracts, going forward, and works being done on infrastructure and all public projects, are being done ... 
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ABC President statement on PLA Neutrality Bill

3/10/2017 2:01 PM
“On behalf of our 850-member firms, I would like to thank the Wisconsin Assembly for concurring on Senate Bill 3, the pro-worker, Project Labor Agreement Neutrality bill. Our association stands with any measure ...
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ABC of Wisconsin Congratulates Johnson, Gallagher & Grothman on Electoral Victories

12/6/2016 9:28 AM
John Mielke, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin President, released the following statement after yesterday’s election results, which saw victories from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Congressman-Elect Mike Gallagher and Congressman Glenn Grothman – all endorsed by ABC of Wisconsin. In addition, every state legislator up in 2016 who received ABC’s Building Wisconsin award was handily reelected. Read the rest of entry »
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