New quarterly figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin has dropped to 44th in the nation for creating private-sector jobs.
Layoffs from the shutdown of the Kewaunee Power Station in eastern Wisconsin are scheduled to start at the end of May.
Published: April 17, 2012
Tags: Aegis Security Insurance Co., Camp Douglas, Castlerock, Castlerock Commercial Construction Inc., DWD, DWD Labor Standards Bureau, Jim Chiolino, Marquette Mechanical Contractors Inc., Maxine White, Rex Runzheimer, Richard Jinkin, Runzheimer International Ltd., Wilson State Nursery, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
A former Milwaukee construction company and its owner are on the hook for more than $60,000 in unpaid wages after failing to respond to a lawsuit the state filed in December.
Published: December 16, 2011
Tags: Aegis Security Insurance Co., Castlerock Commercial Construction Inc., DWD Labor Standards Bureau, J. B. Van Hollen, Jim Chiolino, Marquette Mechanical Contractors Inc., Runzheimer International Ltd., Wilson State Nursery, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
The Wisconsin Department of Justice is casting a wide legal net to recover more than $60,000 owed to two former employees of a Milwaukee construction company that closed earlier this year.
Published: June 7, 2010
Tags: apprenticeship, Balistreri, Berth, DWD, Jerry Ann Hamilton, Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council, NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Paul Blackman, Regional Training Partnership/Big Step, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
By Sean Ryan The level of minority participation in construction apprenticeships is frustrating the leaders of the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP. But members of the industry charged with improving participation rates say the high unemployment rate in construction makes it impossible to place any new apprentices. “This is the worst construction recession since the [...]
By Paul Snyder Nonunion contractors either are scrambling to prepare monthly and, in some cases, overdue state prevailing wage reports or congratulating themselves for following the correct hunch. Steven Janke, president of Athens-based Janke General Contractors Inc., said he continued to file prevailing wage reports with the state for the past five months even though [...]
By Paul Snyder The state’s prevailing wage reporting requirements that were on hold while a judge considered a request for an injunction are back in effect. Dane County Circuit Court Judge John Markson Thursday denied the request for an injunction by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. The ABC had sought the injunction [...]
While contractor groups support changes to the state’s prevailing wage reporting system, some contractors remain highly critical.
Wisconsin lawmakers’ move to let the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin determine labor standards on energy projects is drawing heavy criticism from construction industry representatives.
By Paul Snyder The possible closure of Peshtigo-based Aacer Flooring LLC and its affiliate, New London-based Wolf River Lumber Inc., does not mean the companies’ 222 employees will lose their jobs. Michael Polsky, an attorney with Milwaukee-based Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky SC, is representing the companies, both of which went into receivership this week, [...]