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2016 Wisconsin Workers Compensation Rates

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee strives to provide the most relevant, up-to-date information affecting our contractors’ bottom line. To further this goal, we provide an annual Update of the Wisconsin Workers Compensation Rates. The new Rates are effective October 1, 2016.

This list includes 47 separate classifications of workers, narrowed from a list of several hundred identified by the state. Contact us if you need rates from other classifications. More general figures are also provided to assist payroll staff.

For any questions, or for further information, contact AGC General Counsel, Nathan Jurowski, at (414) 778-4100 or


Sales and Use Tax: Update

During the rollout of this new law, the AGC has worked closely with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) to ensure our contractors are prepared and confident when purchasing exempt materials. As owners become aware of this change, you will want your subs and suppliers to be ready as well. Here are a few important tips.

Documentation/Information. Contractors who wish to purchase materials under the new exemption are required to provide...Read More

We have also prepared a list of DOR responses to common questions raised during the rollout of of the Sales & Use Tax Exemption.


AGC Successfully Bargains with the IUOE Local 139

In June, AGC of Greater Milwaukee finalized a new Area I Master Building Agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 139, marking another year of successful negotiations.  This new agreement reflects AGC’s strong dedication to ensuring stability in the industry. Every year, AGC fields a diverse and seasoned bargaining team, and this year was no different.

Features of the new Contract. AGC’s negotiations produced a five-year agreement containing...Read More


Sales and Use Tax Exemption Enacted!

AGC of Greater Milwaukee is pleased to announce that the sales and use tax exemption, for non-profit and municipal projects, is finally law.

Effective January 1, 2016, a sales and use tax exemption is created for building materials that become part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization described under s. 77.54 (9a)(f). This exemption applies to purchases by a construction contractor who...Read More


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