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ON THE LEVEL: McGowan reflects on contract negotiations, budget shortfalls amid pandemic

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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.

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COVID-19 and construction: How a hands-on industry is handling an outbreak

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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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