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 »
Union officials say the equipment-rental firm Sunbelt Rentals has laid off workers at its office in Franksville in a "reorganization" aimed at frustrating attempts to unionize the shop.Read More »
The Wisconsin attorney general says he most likely would defend in court the state law that effectively stripped public employees of collectively bargaining rights.Read More »
Republican leadership in the state Legislature plan to intervene in a legal challenge of the state's well-known Act 10 law to contest arguments made by two labor unions that argue the law curtailing collective bargaining also limits their free-speech rights.Read More »