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Apprenticeship Study Building Trades Apprenticeship Training in West Virginia. A Comparison of Union and Non Union Building Trades Programs in the 1990s. Sarah S. Etherton, Stephen L.Cook and Robert V. Massey Jr. WVU Extension Service Institute for Labor Studies and Research. May 2002. BCTD Apprenticeship Final Report ; April 2005. This report reveals that almost every Associated Builders and Contractors apprenticeship program fails to provide this training to the majority of its apprentices.
PERC Report 1998 - A report by the Peoples Election Reform Coalition that shows campaign contributions by types of contributors.
Cost of Construction Report by the Polymer Alliance Zone; Final report issued February 2005. The goal of this project is to compare key construction cost and condition factors of the polymer industry in the Polymer Alliance Zone, Inc. of West Virginia with those in other States in the region.
Heavy Highway Report - Wages Productivity and Highway Construction Cost, Updated Analysis 1994-2002. Report produced by the National Heavy & Highway Alliance.
Prevailing Wages and Government Contracting Costs, Nooshin Mahalia, Economic Policy Institute. Analysis shows that most researchers have found that prevailing wage regulations in practice do not increase government contracting costs.
The EPI is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank whose mission is to inform people and empower them to seek solutions that will ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity. Visit them at www.epi.org
ACT Report on Governors Fair Tax - An analysis of Governor Underwood's tax reform proposals. The report looks at the proposed new taxes and estimates the effects on working families.