Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Wisconsin are nearing the 1,000 mark, officials reported Saturday.Read More »
A state task force has signed off on a series of policy suggestions to step up the enforcement of rules governing wage-theft and misclassification, ills that undercut honest contractors and exploit workers.Read More »
A task force wants the state officials to work together better and hire more investigators to root out wage theft, payroll fraud and other abuses, while requiring builders to register with the state in order to work in Wisconsin.Read More »
State agencies on Wednesday told a panel that the costs of the wage theft — a persistent source of concern in the construction industry — have worsened in recent years, depriving the state of millions worth of tax revenue.Read More »
A bill being circulated by state lawmakers would revive a plan to send information about apprenticeships to recent college dropouts, a step aimed at curtailing the state's persistent shortage of qualified construction workers.Read More »
The longtime head of the Wisconsin carpenters’ union will be the top official administering the state’s unemployment system under Gov. Tony Evers.Read More »
Last month, Associated Builders & Contractors held one of Wisconsin’s first-ever “Apprenticeship Signing Days,” replicating signing-day events that are held for high-performing student athletes recruited into four-year universities to play sports.
Tagged with: apprenticeships Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Dave Branson Gov. Scott Walker John Mielke Wisconsin Building Trades Council Wisconsin Department of Workforce DevelopmentRead More »