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Sep 1, 2023

Gov. Evers, Milwaukee Mayor Johnson to speak at Laborfest 2023

The festival celebrates organized labor and will feature speeches by elected officials.

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Jun 23, 2023

U.S. Department of Labor partners with local trade organizations for trenching and excavation safety

OSHA and several major unions and industry stakeholders entered into a two-year agreement to address trenching and excavation safety.

May 11, 2023

Union reacts to Assembly Speaker Vos calling Act 10 “Act of the people”

A Wisconsin powerhouse union responded when Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Act 10, the 2011 law passed under former Republican Gov. Scott Walker that extinguished bargaining rights for public […]

Dec 9, 2022

Biden releasing nearly $36B to aid pensions of union workers

President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday announced the infusion of nearly $36 billion to shore up a financially troubled union pension plan, preventing severe cuts to the retirement incomes of about 350,000 Teamster workers and retirees across the United States.

Oct 20, 2022

Illinois takes center stage in battle over union rights vote

With U.S. union ranks swelling as everyone from coffee shop baristas to warehouse workers seeks to organize, Illinois voters will decide next month whether to amend their state constitution to guarantee the right to bargain collectively.

Sep 6, 2022

Biden praises unions during Labor Day stop

During a stop in Milwaukee on Labor Day, President Joe Biden praised union labor, saying they "built the middle class."

Sep 1, 2022

UW Health nurses plan to issue strike notice Friday

Hundreds of nurses who work for UW Health plan to notify administrators of their intention to strike if they don't recognize their union in a protracted battle to regain bargaining rights.

Aug 18, 2022

OPINION: Sweetheart union deal will undermine Inflation Reduction Act’s clean-energy agenda

As President Joe Biden signed the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, taxpayers, construction industry small businesses and climate change activists are sounding alarms about controversial labor policies in the […]

Jun 9, 2022

Senators urge CNH Industrial to offer striking workers more

A group of U.S. senators led by Vermont independent Bernie Sanders is lending its support to workers at two CNH Industrial plants who have been on strike for better pay and benefits for more than a month.

Apr 7, 2022

NLRB lawyer seeks to toss out company meetings on unions

The top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board will ask the board to rule that mandatory meetings held by some companies to persuade their workers to reject unions is a violation of federal labor law.

Jan 19, 2022

Enbridge picks Michels affiliate for reroute of Line 5 pipeline

Enbridge has signed a letter of intent to pick a division of Michels Corp. to oversee a 40-mile relocation of the company's Line 5 oil-and-gas pipeline in northern Wisconsin.

Oct 25, 2021

Jurowski stepping down as head of Building Advantage

Nathan Jurowski is stepping down from the union construction advocate Building Advantage at the end of November after two years leading the organization.


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