The Race is On: Wisconsin Pushes to End Project Labor Agreements and Prevailing Wage
Earlier this year three states were competing to become the next Right to Work (RTW) state. Missouri ended up being the second of the three states considering RTW to pass the law; Kentucky enacted RTW early in January, and New Hampshire is currently battling it out in its legislature.
But RTW isn’t the only labor reform where states are scrambling to beat their peers to the finish line. Indeed, states are also looking to reform their project labor agreement (PLA) laws, which circumscribe who can work on some public projects, and their prevailing wage laws, which can affect the price taxpayers pay for public projects.
And as in Missouri, the policy pairing of PLAs and prevailing wage has hit the top of the reform list in Wisconsin.