A Republican lawmaker who defied state party leaders by pushing for prevailing-wage repeal faces a cash disadvantage in a race to best a GOP challenger in Tuesday's primary election for a state Senate seat.Read More »
Wisconsin's Senate District 10 special election was seen by many as a preview of things to come in the 2018 mid-term elections. It also appears to have served as a sort of proxy battle between union and non-union groups in the construction industry.
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An apparent fall in construction-union membership in the same year that Wisconsin became a right-to-work state has labor officials shaking their heads and struggling to square the statistics with their actual experiences.Read More »
A state representative is encouraging the public to enter certain types of financing arrangements with renewable energy installers even though it is unclear if the deals are legally sound.Read More »
By Paul Snyder Contractors working on state projects should have a choice between hiring apprentices and journeymen, according to construction groups asking the state to ease its employment rules. “We want to see apprenticeship standards used as encouragement; not a ...
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Sean Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org A-1 Excavating Inc.’s $474,000 settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could send a serious message to other underground contractors. The agreement settles citations the Bloomer-based company received in 2008 and 2009. Inspectors from OSHA targeted ...Read More »
Sean Ryan email@example.com People are lining up for construction apprenticeships, but contractors cannot hire them until there’s more work. “Unfortunately, a lot of that is out of our control,” said Jerry Knapp, business development representative for the Wisconsin Laborers-Employers Cooperation ...Read More »