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Unions in hurry to certify

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.

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Union fights may land in court

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 ...

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Sewerage District weighs stiffer runoff rule (UPDATE)

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 ...

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NAACP intensifies call for minority apprentices

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 ...

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