The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 is packing up its picket signs after the contractor SJ Louis agreed to reinstate an employee it had fired after accusing him of being a "mole" for the union.Read More »
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.Read More »
When construction officials look back at the changes they’ve made in response to COVID-19, some of the most wide-ranging ones they see have no doubt been in the ways they provide training.
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When it started, 2020 looked to be off to as good a start as any year in recent memory.
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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.Read More »
Donald Shaw Sr., the longtime leader of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, died last week at the age of 91.Read More »
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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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.Read More »
Two Wisconsin operators unions have filed suit over Wisconsin's well-known Act 10 law, arguing aspects of the legislation curtailing unions' bargaining powers deprive them of free-speech rights.Read More »
Gov. Tony Evers, in his first State of the State speech Tuesday, called on the Republican-controlled Legislature to scale back a corporate-tax credit to pay for reducing income taxes, make sacrifices to find a bipartisan transportation plan and work together to bolster spending for schools.Read More »