As president of the Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association, Terry Hayden can find himself at odds one day with environmentalists over pipeline projects and on the next with conservatives over policies perceived to be harmful to unions.Read More »
The state Senate approved a bill on party lines Wednesday meant to combat the construction industry's persistent labor shortage by preventing more than one journeyman from ever being required to oversee the work of an apprentice.Read More »
The Assembly was expected on Thursday to approve a proposal that would allow payments for apprenticeship training to be deducted from income taxes.
Tagged with: apprenticeships Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 Jill Billings John Schulze Mechanical Contractors of Wisconsin Wisconsin Assembly Wisconsin Pipe Trades AssociationRead More »
Union official are not surprised by new federal data suggesting that union membership increased in the state last year, and say the country's strong economy has helped them thrive amid a slew of laws meant to weaken their power.Read More »
As a labor shortage continues to weigh on Wisconsin’s construction industry, union and non-union companies and groups alike lined up this week behind a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeship training.Read More »
A day before lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the budget for the state’s chief licensing agency, construction groups are seeking to keep exam requirements in place for apprentices.Read More »
In most election years, it’s not uncommon to see construction groups using political contributions to show appreciation for policies that benefit the industry.Read More »