Wisconsin Laborers District Council

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
An affiliation of local laborers' unions representing 7,000 construction craft laborers statewide.

Lobbying Interests:
Any areas affecting workers as well as issues of mutual benefit and concern to union members and signatory contractors.

Title:
President/Business Manager

Contact
JS
John Schmitt
4633 LIUNA Way, Ste 101
DeForest, WI 53532
(608) 846-8242
(608) 846-5460
jschmitt@wilaborers.org
http://www.wilaborers.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
AJ Wilson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 24
Assembly Bill 24
Relating to: project labor agreements and public contracts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 297
Assembly Bill 297
Relating to: preference in state and local government contracts and procurement for materials manufactured in the United States. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/14/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 308
Assembly Bill 308
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/16/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 508
Assembly Bill 508
Relating to: apprentice-to-journeyworker ratios in apprenticeships and the minimum duration of carpentry and plumbing apprenticeships.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 148

Against
Notification Date
11/6/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 748
Assembly Bill 748
Relating to: preventing the state or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law; prohibiting local regulation of employee hour...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 327

Against
Notification Date
2/22/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 1069
Assembly Bill 1069
Relating to: state and local highway projects; expenditure of transportation moneys received from the federal government; determining a reduction in individual income tax rates; and election of pass-through entities to be taxed at the entity level. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/3/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 1073
Assembly Bill 1073
Relating to: legislative power and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, administrative rule-making process, federal government waivers and approvals, unemployment insurance work search and registration requirements, and making an ...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/3/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 3
Senate Bill 3
Relating to: project labor agreements and public contracts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 3

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 216
Senate Bill 216
Relating to: elimination of the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/24/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 411
Senate Bill 411
Relating to: apprentice-to-journeyworker ratios in apprenticeships and the minimum duration of carpentry and plumbing apprenticeships.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/6/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 634
Senate Bill 634
Relating to: preventing the state or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law; prohibiting local regulation of employee hour...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/22/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 727
Senate Bill 727
Relating to: the creation of a local exposition district by the City of Superior or the City of Eau Claire. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Workforce Development: Employment and Training
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Employment and Training

Notification Date
3/20/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Specifically, opposition to proposed repeal of Prevailing Wage law

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Matters and issues related to subjects of collective bargaining
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters and issues related to subjects of collective bargaining

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/2/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Issues contained in the executive budget including prevailing wage repeal, prohibition on project labor agreements, and state transportation funding.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues contained in the executive budget including prevailing wage repeal, prohibition on project labor agreements, and state transportation funding.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/3/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$168,000.00
2017
July - December
$18,000.00
2018
January - June
$18,000.00
2018
July - December
$18,000.00
Total $222,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
24.00
2017
July - December
23.50
2018
January - June
5.75
2018
July - December
5.75
Total 59.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
59.50
2017
July - December
40.25
2018
January - June
33.25
2018
July - December
40.75
Total 173.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: project labor agreements and public contracts. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
25 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: elimination of the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
60 %
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 28 %
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: apprentice-to-journeyworker ratios in apprenticeships and the minimum duration of carpentry and plumbing apprenticeships.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: apprentice-to-journeyworker ratios in apprenticeships and the minimum duration of carpentry and plumbing apprenticeships.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: preventing the state or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law; prohibiting local regulation of employee hours and overtime, employment benefits, wage claims and collections, an employer's right to solicit salary information of prospective employees, employment discrimination, and professions regulated by the state; and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: preventing the state or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law; prohibiting local regulation of employee hours and overtime, employment benefits, wage claims and collections, an employer's right to solicit salary information of prospective employees, employment discrimination, and professions regulated by the state; and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
45 %
2018
January - June
40 %
2018
July - December
85 %
Total 40 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures