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Sep 11, 2015

Clinton calls out Walker in Milwaukee

Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized Gov. Scott Walker over his stances on health care, unions and equal pay.

Aug 19, 2015

Unions say settlement shows risks of ‘alter egos’

Unions are fighting the practice known as “double-breasting,” when contractors set up a separate non-union company to get around collectively bargained obligations.

Jun 12, 2015

Walker takes on higher education in Wisconsin

Eliminating tenure in state law, as Walker proposed in January and a Republican-controlled legislative committee approved earlier this month, is part of a larger overhaul of higher education policy.

May 29, 2015

Another shutdown? This year’s staring contest differs from 2011

Despite the surface similarities, a number of new factors make 2015’s standoff different, and perhaps simpler, than the 2011 episode.

May 15, 2015

Workers in short supply as manufacturers try to grow

Against the backdrop of brimming post-recession optimism, the worker shortage looming for years is beginning to sting as baby boomers retire and the pipeline of new workers undershoots demand.

May 6, 2015

Wisconsin lawmakers debate prevailing-wage repeal

Lawmakers, construction companies and local government leaders sparred Tuesday over a Republican bill that would repeal Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law

Mar 13, 2015

Math lesson: Education bill numbers reflect priorities

A bill by DFL Sen. Terri Bonoff that mirrors teacher layoff provisions in the House bill appears down the list of priorities for the Senate majority.

Mar 10, 2015

Wisconsin contractor heads west to expand

Wisconsin’s ‘right-to-work’ law inspires at least one road builder to grow in Minnesota.

Jan 2, 2015

The economics of right-to-work legislation

Legislative debates on the issue are generally badly informed, partisan-driven, or woefully devoid of fact-based impartial evidence.

Dec 5, 2014

Wisconsin lawmaker hints at right-to-work exemption

The state Senate’s majority leader brought up the possibility of exemptions meant to preserve construction unions’ role in training workers.

Aug 27, 2014

Union vote over, but the dispute rages on

Minnesota’s home care workers took a historic step toward forming a union on Tuesday.

May 23, 2014

Report traces decline in living-wage jobs

A review by the House’s Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs shows the growth of low-wage jobs far outstripping the creation of high-paying ones.

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