Wisconsin Building Trades Council: Trades spoke and voters listened

Contact: Dave Branson
(608) 770-1021

Fixing State Transportation Infrastructure, Demanding Change And Accountability

Resonated At The Polls

(Madison, Wis.) – The rallying cry to end the neglect of our crumbling transportation
infrastructure and related publicly-funded building projects succeeded as voters included those issues on their short-list of concerns for 2018. The final result was the end of the Scott Walker era and his supporting attorney general, Brad Schimel. Both will be gone in January.

“This election result proves what Wisconsin voters demand from their leaders – accountability, responsibility and honesty,” said Dave Branson, president of WBTC. “You can’t make eight years of false claims and truly neglect our roads, bridges and schools and expect voters not to notice.”

The Wisconsin Building Trades formed in 2018 to address more effectively the needs of working families, the value of publicly-funded projects and the role of organized labor. It became clear that there was a critical need for a common voice coming from the building trades and its 40,000 members. “We applaud the victories of governor-elect Tony Evers, lieutenant governor-elect Mandela Barnes and attorney general-elect Josh Kaul who have repeatedly stated their commitment to addressing the challenges of our state,” said Branson.

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