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Sep 3, 2017 Updated Sep 8, 2017
“We got rid of prevailing wage and so far it hasn’t saved a penny,” Soliday says during the question and answer session last week hosted by the Wisconsin Transportation Development Association in Milwaukee.
The president has cultivated a relationship with the building trades unions. But early hires at the Department of Labor are opponents of wage standards for construction contracts.
By Tyrone Richardson
January 25, 2017
Construction businesses would be allowed to trim wages on federally funded infrastructure projects under a bill Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced Jan. 24, he said during a Senate hearing.
Andy Puzder is the CEO of the company that owns the Hardees and Carl's Jr. fast food chains.
"He may be bailing," said a Republican source plugged into the Trump transition effort. "He is not into the pounding he is taking, and the paperwork."
BY JOHN CHEVES AND JACK BRAMMERjcheves@herald-leader.com
In a major setback for labor, the GOP also repealed the state’s prevailing wage law.
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