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Sep 7, 2023

Rising Couture represents Milwaukee on the upswing

National construction union representatives got to see the new tower firsthand.

Sara Rodriguez
May 2, 2023

Workers’ Memorial Day: Officials say ‘More work to do’ to prevent worker deaths

Johnson said safety was the responsibility of every resident and said it was critical for people from marginalized communities.

Apr 27, 2023

Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez to attend Workers’ Memorial Day event in Milwaukee

Rodriguez and other elected officials will read the names of those who have died on the job.

Apr 27, 2023

Wisconsin AFL-CIO report: 105 state workers died in 2021

The AFL-CIO called for funding and support of workplace safety enforcement as a report showed there were 105 Wisconsin worker deaths in 2021.

Apr 5, 2023

Wisconsin construction industry reacts after Protasiewicz wins State Supreme Court swing seat

Dan Knodl won the seat for the state 8th Senate District and Sarah Geenen won the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District 1 seat.

Mar 8, 2023

Women in construction build strong foundations with other women during industry celebration

Women in both field and office roles in the construction industry met at an event featuring AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler.

Apr 29, 2022

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: Milwaukee officials, labor leaders observe Workers Memorial Day

Workers, labor leaders and elected officials gathered on Thursday at Zeidler Union Square on Milwaukee’s near west side to observe Workers Memorial Day in honor of workers who have died or been injured on the job.

Feb 4, 2022

Evers vetoes bill that would have allowed teens to work late

Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a bill opposed by labor unions that would have allowed teenagers to work longer hours during the busy summer tourism months.

Aug 5, 2021

Longtime AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dies at age 72

Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO labor union, has died at age 72, Democratic leaders said on Thursday.

Jun 4, 2021

Unions, workforce development groups point way to recovery following pandemic

Once upon a time, Wisconsin was a shining beacon for workers’ rights, leading our country with policies that protected workers’ safety, encouraged fair wages and promoted a relationship between employees […]

Sep 8, 2020

Trump, Biden spar over economy, workers in Labor Day blitz

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump spent Monday diminishing each other's credentials on the economy and understanding of the American worker as the presidential campaign entered its final, post-Labor Day stretch.

Mar 12, 2020

Evers declares health emergency; AFL-CIO calls for worker protections (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday declared a public-health emergency over the coronavirus, which helps free up resources to respond to its growing threat. Meanwhile, the Capitol closed to formal tours until further notice and the state high school athletics association moved to restrict attendance at winter tournaments.


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