The private sector will look more attractive, a union official is warning, if lawmakers separate state building-trades workers’ pay from prevailing wages.Read More »
Building trades workers employed by the state might be paying twice for pension benefits, a union representative is contending, because of the 2011 law that eliminated the bulk of their collective bargaining rights.Read More »
By James Briggs Plans to redevelop Madison’s Edgewater Hotel have reached the end of a long and winding road through the city’s legions of committees and boards. Madison’s TIF Review Committee on Wednesday approved a controversial $16 million tax subsidy ...Read More »
By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is directing more focus to job site enforcement as involvement wanes in a voluntary program meant to avoid injuries and infractions. OSHA representatives in Wisconsin say ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Madison’s Common Council president is blasting a lawsuit challenging the city’s approval of the proposed Edgewater Hotel redevelopment. “It’s a case that’s very unlikely to succeed, but even then, it wouldn’t surprise me if there was an ...
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By Paul Snyder A Wisconsin labor leader is wary of a Madison alderman’s proposal to require contractors on public works projects provide domestic partner benefits to employees. Alderman Mike Verveer said the city attorney is drafting an ordinance proposal for ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Madison-area construction unions are lining up behind Mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s push to renovate the city’s central library. But some groups are not sold on the plan. “Unemployment’s at 20 percent in our local alone,” said Dave Boetcher, ...
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By Paul Snyder Madison labor unions, not the Common Council, might ultimately decide the fate of the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment. The Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin is ready to blanket the Common Council with emergency lobbying ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder As badly as Madison-area labor unions need the work the redevelopment of the Edgewater Hotel would provide, at least one will retract its support without a project labor agreement. “They said they were going to sign a ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org Wisconsin’s union managers want to know if their laborers will get a piece of the $200 million in construction work American Transmission Co. LLC contracted out to two out-of-state firms. “We’d much rather have seen local ...Read More »