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I-39 Constructors joint-venture once again low bidder on highway work

Two projects along Interstate 39/90 appear likely to fetch contractors nearly $150 million, according to preliminary results from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's July bid letting, which called for yet more work related to the factory Foxconn is building in Racine County.

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With Minnesota’s tough ‘wage theft’ law in effect, Wisconsin looks to crack down on similar abuses

Members of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters gathered in Minneapolis on April 15 to protest "wage theft" on construction projects.  (Submitted photo: North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters)

As Wisconsin revisits rules to crack down on worker misclassification, a new law that took effect in Minnesota on Monday is attaching criminal penalties not only to that particular abuse but also other forms of wage theft — making it one of the strictest such laws in the country.

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