Union official are not surprised by new federal data suggesting that union membership increased in the state last year, and say the country's strong economy has helped them thrive amid a slew of laws meant to weaken their power.Read More »
Wisconsin's Senate District 10 special election was seen by many as a preview of things to come in the 2018 mid-term elections. It also appears to have served as a sort of proxy battle between union and non-union groups in the construction industry.
Tagged with: Adam Jarchow Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 John Schulze Patty Schachtner Steve Kwaterski Wisconsin Laborers District CouncilRead More »
State lawmakers gave favorable recommendations on Tuesday a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeships and ultimately the trades.Read More »
As a labor shortage continues to weigh on Wisconsin’s construction industry, union and non-union companies and groups alike lined up this week behind a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeship training.Read More »
Even though the gubernatorial primary is eight months away, the state’s largest construction union has declared it is supporting the Democratic candidate Mahlon Mitchell. Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, is among the crowded field of Democrats ...Read More »
Nick Michels begins every work day with a similar routine that always involves a trip to the bathroom.Read More »
In supplying enough skilled workers to build Foxconn Technology Group’s planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, workforce-development groups can't expect to produce different results by doing things in the same old way.
Tagged with: Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Department of Workforce Development Foxconn International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 Terry McGowanRead More »
A proposal to let the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and local governments use project-delivery methods other than design-bid-build has given rise to an unusual alignment between two groups that are otherwise usually at odds with each other.Read More »
An apparent fall in construction-union membership in the same year that Wisconsin became a right-to-work state has labor officials shaking their heads and struggling to square the statistics with their actual experiences.Read More »