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Assembly approves bill making apprenticeship costs deductible (UPDATE)

The Assembly was expected on Thursday to approve a proposal that would allow payments for apprenticeship training to be deducted from income taxes.

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Unions credit economy for increased membership in Wisconsin, US (UPDATE)

Union official are not surprised by new federal data suggesting that union membership increased in the state last year, and say the country's strong economy has helped them thrive amid a slew of laws meant to weaken their power.

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Senate race seen as proxy battle between union, non-union groups

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.

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Trio of bills meant to encourage worker training

As a labor shortage continues to weigh on Wisconsin’s construction industry, union and non-union companies and groups alike lined up this week behind a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeship training.

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