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Jul 24, 2019

Suit accuses Fox Valley contractor of shorting workers on lunch breaks; company denies claim

A lawsuit filed this week accuses a Fox Valley construction company of failing to give its employees a full lunch break, effectively "shaving" hours from workers' weekly earnings — a claim the company denies.

Jan 2, 2019

Contractors expect continued strong demand in 2019, even as worker shortage festers

Construction companies are still clamoring for talent as they expect another year of strong demand for construction projects, according to a trade group's survey released on Wednesday.

Dec 27, 2018

YEAR IN REVIEW: Foxconn, election, building boom make 2018 one for the history books

Perhaps more so than any other year in recent memory, 2018 was momentous for the construction industry in Wisconsin.

Nov 2, 2018

Industry employment tops 7.3M in October

Construction employment exceeded 7.3 million in October, the first time it has done so in more than 10 years.

Oct 5, 2018

Average industry wage exceeds $30 for first time this September

Average hourly wages in the construction exceeded $30 an hour for the first time ever this September, a prominent trades group reported on Friday.

Apr 16, 2018

Minneapolis Fed’s Kashkari, contractors debate labor shortage

Weighing in on the country's construction-labor shortage, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari told a group of contractors last week that businesses are doing “extraordinary things” to attract more workers.

Jan 5, 2018

Analysis: Industry hourly wage climbs 3 percent over previous year

Average hourly earnings for construction workers climbed 3 percent in December from the same month a year earlier, according to an analysis of federal data.

Jun 20, 2014

Contractor fights back in wage lawsuit

The owner of an Oak Creek restoration company facing a federal wage lawsuit from former employees is striking back against two of them, his half-brother and that man’s girlfriend, claiming they owe at least $60,000.

May 23, 2014

Cheerleaders have wage claims, yes they do

Earlier this year, a former "Raiderette," the official name of an Oakland Raiders cheerleader, filed a lawsuit against the NFL team, alleging wage and hour violations.

Feb 27, 2014

Living wage bill nears vote

A state Senate committee will hear bills Monday that would prevent local minimum-wage ordinances and residency rules from applying to contractors that get state and federal money funneled through local governments.

Feb 6, 2014

Milwaukee County Board passes living wage ordinance

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a living wage ordinance Thursday that would require workers on some county contracts be paid $11.33 an hour.

Jan 30, 2014

Panel approves bumping wages on Milwaukee County contracts

Two Milwaukee County supervisors want to amend their living wage proposal to require workers on county contracts be paid $11.33 per hour.


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