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Dec 7, 2022

PSC votes on petition for third-party financing for solar energy

A Stevens Point family can install third-party financed solar systems without being regulated as a public utility, the latest Public Service Commission ruling decided.

Nov 22, 2022

Labor unions urge PSC to reject petition for third-party financing for renewables

Two prominent Wisconsin construction labor unions submitted comments opposed to third-party financing and ownership of renewable energy resources in the state ahead of a Public Service Commission meeting. 

Apr 19, 2022

Buttigieg pays visit to Local 139’s training center to talk infrastructure bill on ‘Externship Day’ (PHOTOS)

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited Local 139 of the International Union of Operating Engineer’s training center in Coloma on Tuesday for “Externship Day.”

Dec 8, 2021

WisDOT weighs options to rebuild, widen I-94 stretch west of downtown Milwaukee

A $1.28 billion plan to widen a stretch of Interstate 94 west of downtown Milwaukee to eight lanes would cost $74 million more than simply rebuilding the current six lanes, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s latest analysis of the project. 

Jul 16, 2021

Utilities, unions line up against GOP bill to expand community solar in Wisconsin

Republican lawmakers are circulating a bill to expand community-funded solar projects in Wisconsin, over the objections of utilities and construction unions.

Oct 12, 2020

Local 139, Sunbelt reach contract after three-year dispute over unionization

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 has reached a contract to represent workers at Sunbelt Rentals' Franksville office after a three-year dispute over the labor group's unionization drive.

Aug 17, 2020

Federal injunction forces Sunbelt to resume union talks with Local 139

A federal judge has ordered the equipment-rental chain Sunbelt Rentals back to the bargaining table with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, after the company tried to frustrate a unionization drive at its Franksville office.

Jun 18, 2020

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

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 constructio[...]

Jun 2, 2020

Former Local 139 president Donald Shaw Sr. dies at 91

Donald Shaw Sr., the longtime leader of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, died last week at the age of 91.

Mar 13, 2020

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

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.

Feb 11, 2020

NLRB tries to force Sunbelt back to bargaining table with Local 139

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.

Sep 25, 2019

DRAWING THE LINE: Bill to make it felony to trespass on construction sites

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.


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