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Union fights may land in court

By Jack Zemlicka Courtrooms could be the next battlefields if unions lose their collective bargaining rights and struggle to collect dues under existing contracts. “We get questions from membership as to, ‘Why would I continue to pay voluntarily?'” said Lyle ...

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Unions fighting back against Walker proposal (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin unions were mobilizing Monday to fight Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to remove nearly all collective bargaining rights for public employees. They don’t have much time. The Legislature is moving quickly ...

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Sewerage District weighs stiffer runoff rule (UPDATE) (access required)

By Marie Rohde A Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District proposal that would implement a more stringent storm water runoff rule covering redevelopment projects has cleared its first hurdle despite concerns raised by some officials. The board that oversees the sewerage district ...

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NAACP intensifies call for minority apprentices

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 ...

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Road construction drives renewed spending debate (VIDEO)

By Paul Snyder Roadwork deserves a share of the money raised by regional transit authorities, according to a lawmaker who argues spending should match the realities of transportation. “It’s silly to think that 99 percent of the people that use ...

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