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North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Minnesota wage theft
Aug 2, 2023

Minnesota wage theft law goes into effect, but would it fly in Wisconsin?

A carpenters union recommended similar legislation in Wisconsin to bring awareness and enforcement to wage theft.

Alliant Energy solar
Jul 18, 2023

Alliant Energy starts panel installation for Beaver Dam solar project

The company recently completed three solar projects and has nine more construction projects ongoing.

American Family Field Rebovations
Mar 8, 2023

Industry represented on coalition formed to keep Brewers in Wisconsin

A coalition of Wisconsin business, tourism and health care leaders, former office holders and others announced Wednesday that it is working to find a bipartisan solution to keeping the Milwaukee Brewers in the state.

Oct 27, 2021

Report: Local hiring for solar farms keeps economic benefits in state

Construction unions are touting the results of a report suggesting that building solar farms with a local workforce generates more than twice as much economic benefits in Wisconsin as using out-of-state labor.

Apr 28, 2021

Business groups tout poll showing public support for I-94 East-West project

A coalition of construction and business interests are pointing to a poll suggesting that Milwaukee-area residents favor plans to add lanes to a stretch of Interstate 94 west of downtown Milwaukee over less costly options.

Mar 19, 2021

Painter’s union pickets sub’s work on Madison’s Judge Doyle Square (UPDATE)

The Painters and Allied Trades District Council No. 7 began picketing Madison's Judge Doyle Square construction site on Friday after the general contractor on the project hired a non-union painting firm.

Sep 9, 2020

Carpenters, operators, laborers unions back Steil’s re-election bid

A trio of construction trades unions on Tuesday endorsed Rep. Brian Steil in his re-election bid for Congress.

May 29, 2020

Report contends Davis-Bacon stymies competition, costs taxpayers; but authors acknowledge shortcomings

Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.

May 21, 2020

11 take part in ‘virtual signing ceremony’ before starting apprenticeships (VIDEO)

Thursday was draft day for 11 Milwaukee-area high school students who are now on their way to the big leagues of construction.

Jan 16, 2020

Committee advances tax break for apprenticeship tuition

A state Assembly committee gave a favorable recommendation this week to a bill that would give workers and employers a tax break on apprenticeship tuition.

Dec 31, 2019

A migrant worker’s story: Unsafe conditions, no job security

If Jairo Cruz had been a professional football player instead of a construction worker, he may well have been deemed a hero for playing his way through injury and taking one for the team.

Jul 26, 2019

Prevailing wage proponents not always forthright

It’s a common strategy these days for partisan activists to attempt to discredit supporters of policies they don’t like without actually addressing the merits of the policies in question.


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