David Kurtz

(608) 697-6319


‘We have served our country, we want to continue to serve our community and it is only fair to assume we are paid a family-sustaining wage’

(MADISON, Wis.) – Military veterans will be descending upon the State Capitol tomorrow (Wednesday, February 22) to voice their concerns about the governor’s proposed repeal of the state’s long-standing Prevailing Wage Law that threatens those veterans and their families who gravitate toward the construction trades. Navy Seals, Special Operations soldiers and all branches of the military will be represented at the Capitol Press Conference – Assembly Parlor @ 11:00.


“Veterans are drawn to construction industry because they want to continue to serve their country and build critical infrastructure for their communities,” said Wisconsin American Legion Commander Daniel J. Seehafer. “Wages are a front-and-center issue for these Wisconsin veterans and their families and we are going to be making a lot of noise as we focus on this issue that stands to cost thousands of jobs and millions in lost wages for veterans.”


WHO: WAL State Adjutant David Kurtz

WAL State Commander Daniel J. Seehafer

(3) Wisconsin Veterans telling their personal stories about work, wages and service

Dozens of additional military veterans who work in the construction industry


WHAT: Wisconsin American Legion – PRESS CONFERENCE

Post-press conference interviews available

Background Economic and Legislative Studies on the Prevailing Wage Law




WHEN: 11:00 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

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