Jon Richards, a Democrat running to be state attorney general, announced Monday that he has received endorsements from two Milwaukee-based construction unions.Read More »
Spurred by projected hiring goals, local unions are in a rush to certify members in Milwaukee’s Residents Preference Program before the first of three major projects breaks ground in fall.
Tagged with: 833 East Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Building Advantage Jeff Fleming Ken Kraemer Mike Fabishak Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council Milwaukee Department of City Development Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Residents Preference Program The Couture Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/Big StepRead More »
Lyle Balistreri, union council president and long-time fixture in the Milwaukee construction community, will retire early next year.Read More »
A special meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors’ Economic and Community Development Committee will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, in Room 201-B of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.Read More »
Ground has not been broken for a future Park East building, but Peter Hanrahan already is concerned about who will mop the floors.
Tagged with: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Joe Sanfelippo Lyle Balistreri Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council Park East SEIU Service Employees International Union unions Wangard PartnersRead More »
By Jack Zemlicka Courtrooms could be the next battlefields if unions lose their collective bargaining rights and struggle to collect dues under existing contracts. “We get questions from membership as to, ‘Why would I continue to pay voluntarily?'” said Lyle ...Read More »
By Marie Rohde A Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District proposal that would implement a more stringent storm water runoff rule covering redevelopment projects has cleared its first hurdle despite concerns raised by some officials. The board that oversees the sewerage district ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan The level of minority participation in construction apprenticeships is frustrating the leaders of the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP. But members of the industry charged with improving participation rates say the high unemployment rate in construction makes ...Read More »