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Tag Archives: Wisconsin Laborers District Council

Senate race seen as proxy battle between union, non-union groups

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.

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Industry seeks journeymen, apprentice balance

By Paul Snyder Contractors working on state projects should have a choice between hiring apprentices and journeymen, according to construction groups asking the state to ease its employment rules. “We want to see apprenticeship standards used as encouragement; not a ...

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A-1 Excavating settles with OSHA

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com A-1 Excavating Inc.’s $474,000 settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could send a serious message to other underground contractors. The agreement settles citations the Bloomer-based company received in 2008 and 2009. Inspectors from OSHA targeted ...

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Down economy pumps up apprenticeships

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com People are lining up for construction apprenticeships, but contractors cannot hire them until there’s more work. “Unfortunately, a lot of that is out of our control,” said Jerry Knapp, business development representative for the Wisconsin Laborers-Employers Cooperation ...

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