Terry McGowan doesn't expect COVID-19 — and it's many ripple effects on Wisconsin's construction industry — to subside any time soon. The president and business manager of Wisconsin's largest construction union, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, said his members have adapted quickly amid a spate of job site restrictions aimed at keeping Wisconsin's essential construction crews safe at work.Read More »
Donald Shaw Sr., the longtime leader of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, died last week at the age of 91.Read More »
A judge has ordered the equipment supplier Sunbelt Rentals to hire back two employees it fired in an attempt to frustrate a unionization drive last year.Read More »
As Wisconsin schools have closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, construction groups are putting their training programs on hiatus, too.Read More »
Even as COVID-19 has led to school closings, event cancellations and other social-distancing measures, Wisconsin's construction industry has largely made no plans to stop work – at least fornow.
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The equipment lender Sunbelt Rentals is pushing back against a federal attempt to force it back to the bargaining table with a Wisconsin labor union.Read More »
Federal officials filed an injunction last week to force the equipment-rental company Sunbelt Rentals into labor negotiations after it had fired employees who had led a unionization drive at its Franksville office this past summer.Read More »
In a whirlwind year of notable events, it can be difficult to remember what made headlines 12 days ago, let alone 12 months ago.
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A bill that would make it a felony to trespass on the site of a pipeline project earned the state Senate's approval on Tuesday.
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In response to protests that have sometimes turned destructive in northern Wisconsin, state lawmakers have introduced legislation to make it a felony to trespass on the site of a pipeline.Read More »