Big Bend, Wisconsin – (April 24, 2019) – Appearing at today's Joint Committee on Finance hearing in Green Bay, members from the Painters & Allied Trades, District Council No. 7 expressed their support for Governor Evers' Budget.
"We applaud Governor Evers' peoples' budget, after 8 years of anti-worker policies being pushed in Madison. Hopefully we will begin to turn the page and once again make Wisconsin working families a priority over out-of-state special interest groups," said Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Jeff Mehrhoff.
Governor Evers' budget prioritizes reestablishing a Wisconsin wage for public construction projects. Wisconsin's construction workers who work on public construction projects should be guaranteed comparable wages and benefits to those working in the same trades throughout Wisconsin.
A Wisconsin wage invests in Wisconsin workers and provides protections for workers and taxpayers.
Family-supporting wages and benefits are something that all Wisconsinites can agree upon. If we continue to allow out-of-state workers to come into our state to work on our community's vital projects, and take the money they earn back out-of-state, the only winners are out-of-state contactors.
IUPAT DC7 supports Governor Evers making Wisconsin Construction workers and their families a priority over out of state contractors.
ABOUT IUPAT DC7
Painters & Allied Trades, District Council No. 7 is an affiliate of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), AFL-CIO, chartered on April 25, 2003 in the State of Wisconsin. DC7 represents approximately 2,400 members in the State of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula and has over 180 signatory contractors. Members are employed by PPG Industries, Derse Inc., and all of the major glazing, painting, decorating, drywall taping and finishing contractors in the state of Wisconsin.