MacIver News Service | March 10, 2017
By Chris Rochester
[Madison, Wisc...] On Thursday, the Wisconsin Assembly debated a bill that would reform how governments can use Project Labor Agreements. PLAs stipulate that only union firms can bid on a project, and many units of government require them - shutting out non-union shops. The reform bill prohibits a government from requiring a PLA as a condition to bid on a taxpayer funded project.
Democrats argued the bill would harm a laundry list of demographic groups - except taxpayers.
After three hours of debate, project labor agreement reform passed along party lines.