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Wisconsin Building Trades Council

Aug 17, 2023

Northern Wisconsin labor organization signs project labor agreement with Minnesota Power for Nemadji Trail gas plant

The agreement ensures union labor to build the Nemadji Trail Energy Center, still under state and federal review.

Apr 25, 2023

Madison construction memorial to honor lost lives of those building the nation

Four construction workers who died this past year of workplace related injuries will be honored at the next Construction Workers' Memorial Service in Madison.

Women in the construction industry
Feb 1, 2023

Women still climbing barriers to break into construction industry

Women in construction has grown in the past few years, but representation in Wisconsin was still very low.

Nov 22, 2022

Labor unions urge PSC to reject petition for third-party financing for renewables

Two prominent Wisconsin construction labor unions submitted comments opposed to third-party financing and ownership of renewable energy resources in the state ahead of a Public Service Commission meeting. 

Sep 16, 2022

PLAs on projects good news for Wisconsin

Late last week, John Mielke, president of ABC Wisconsin, submitted commentary lamenting items he felt weren’t mentioned by President Biden while visiting Wisconsin to discuss the billions in bipartisan infrastructure funding that is headed our way.

Aug 26, 2022

Wisconsin Building Trades Council announces endorsement for Josh Kaul ahead of attorney general race

A statewide labor organization announced Friday its support for Josh Kaul in his bid for Wisconsin Attorney General after it endorsed several Democratic candidates two weeks ago. 

Aug 10, 2022

Wisconsin Building Trades Council endorses Barnes in Senate run, other Democrats

A prominent Wisconsin labor organization came out Wednesday in favor of Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in his bid for U.S. Senate and two others Democrats running in the 2022 fall election.

Aug 5, 2022

Wisconsin Building Trades Council endorses Evers for governor

The Wisconsin Building Trades Council is endorsing Gov. Tony Evers in his bid for re-election.

Jun 23, 2022

ON THE LEVEL: Stepping into executive director role, Pritzkow makes big plans for Wisconsin Building Trades Council

Emily Pritzkow’s initial acquaintance with the construction industry came while she was working in state Rep. Gordon Hintz’s office, where she was assigned for a time to the state Building […]

May 24, 2022

Wisconsin Building Trades Council names Pritzkow new executive director

The Wisconsin Building Trades Council Board of Directors has appointed Emily Pritzkow as the organization’s new executive director.

Dec 17, 2020

ON THE LEVEL: At building trades council, Castanza helps unions speak with one voice

Jake Castanza sees his job as helping the 40,000 union construction workers in Wisconsin speak with one voice.

Jun 24, 2020

OPINION: Davis-Bacon essential to protecting middle-class prosperity

With a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on the horizon in Washington, D.C., many people expect the Trump administration, Congress and the Senate to work diligently to ensure the prosperity of American workers. Unfortunately, some Wisconsin politicians like State Sen. Andre Jacque are seeking to attack and diminish the best economic policy for preserving the wealth of construction workers.


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