Training programs for trades careers will look a little more like high school classes that grant college credit, under a bill signed into law Thursday.Read More »
A resource fair in Racine on Thursday marked the beginning of a hiring blitz to enlist construction workers for the $10 billion plant Foxconn Technology Group plans to build in southeast Wisconsin.Read More »
With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Scott Walker gave his approval to legislation preventing more than one journeyman from ever being needed to oversee the work of an apprentice entering the trades.Read More »
The state Senate approved a bill on party lines Wednesday meant to combat the construction industry's persistent labor shortage by preventing more than one journeyman from ever being required to oversee the work of an apprentice.Read More »
The Assembly was expected on Thursday to approve a proposal that would allow payments for apprenticeship training to be deducted from income taxes.
Tagged with: apprenticeships Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 Jill Billings John Schulze Mechanical Contractors of Wisconsin Wisconsin Assembly Wisconsin Pipe Trades AssociationRead 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 »