Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Applauds the Passage of Project Labor Agreement Neutrality Bill

Mar 9, 2017 by AFP

Today the General Assembly Passed Senate Bill 3 which will now move to Governor Walker’s desk.

MADISON – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin is applauding the members of the state legislature who voted in favor of Senate Bill 3, legislation that would prohibit state and local governments from forcing contractors into costly pre-hire construction agreements. Wisconsin’s current system limits fair competition and makes projects more expensive for taxpayers. The bill is now headed to Governor Walker’s desk where it is expected to receive his signature.

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott released the following statement:

“This bill is all about giving a fair shot at government work to every construction worker in Wisconsin who don’t want to be in a union. Senate Bill 3 will help protect thousands of Wisconsin workers, level the playing field for small businesses, lower the burden on taxpayers, and reduce opportunities for cronyism. This bill helps state government be more efficient and less wasteful while providing the best services possible.

“We applaud the members of the Wisconsin General Assembly who voted in favor of project labor agreement neutrality. Special recognition is due to Representatives Hutton and Kitchens as well as Senators Vukmir and Olsen for authoring project labor agreement neutrality legislation during this year’s legislative session. We thank the state legislature for their swift action on this important issue.”

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