Wisconsin Contractor Coalition Launched
Feb 25, 2015
300-Plus Members Oppose So-Called Right-to-Work Legislation
(Madison) â€“ More than 300 private businesses and private-sector skilled trade representatives from across Wisconsin have joined forces to support the newly formed Wisconsin Contractor Coalition (WCC) and oppose so-called Right-To-Work legislation.
WCC will be a leading bipartisan advocate of legislative, regulatory and public policies affecting the construction industry in the upcoming legislative session. More information can be found at www.wisconsincontractorcoalition.com.
Steve Lyons, who has nearly 20 years of experience in government affairs, communications and public relations, will serve as WCC spokesperson. Lyons works in the Madison law office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. (https://www.whdlaw.com/ViewTeamMember.aspx?ID=381)
WCCâ€™s immediate focus is aggressive opposition to the proposed so-called Right-to-Work legislation.
â€œWisconsin construction companies have a strong partnership with private-sector trade groups to build infrastructure that helps our economy grow. WCC believes so-called Right-To-Work legislation would seriously diminish what is very beneficial for all parties involved,â€ Lyons said. â€œWe are working with Republicans and Democrats alike to protect this important partnership.â€
Wisconsin has a skills shortage, not a jobs shortage, Lyons said. â€œSo-called Right-To-Work puts Wisconsinâ€™s historic business model at risk. Construction trade workers come to work â€˜job readyâ€™ with all the necessary training, training paid with private money. Itâ€™s a winning formula for private sector construction companies that should be maintained.â€™