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A BNSF rail terminal worker monitors the departure of a freight train, on June 15, 2021, in Galesburg, Ill. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, File)
If Railroads Grind to a Halt and Plunge Supply Chains Into Chaos, Workers Point to 24/7 On-Call Demands and No Sick Days

Profitable carriers are firing workers for going to a doctor or attending a funeral.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes, right, speaks with co-owner Jessica Jones as he toured the Giant Jones Brewery on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Barnes made the stop the day after launching his Senate campaign. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
Mandela Barnes Calls Out Ron Johnson Over Oshkosh Defense’s Outsourcing of Jobs 

Sen. Ron Johnson, who helped ram through a 2017 tax cut that benefited large corporations and his own billionaire donors, downplayed the impact of Oshkosh Defense's decision to outsource jobs.

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Regret or Refresh? For Many Wisconsin Workers, the ‘Great Resignation’ Turned into a ‘Time Out.’

The pandemic pushed many people to return to their old jobs with renewed optimism.

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Wisconsin Has Faced a Teacher Shortage for Years. Some Schools Are Finally Reaching Their Tipping Point.

It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, two weeks before the start of a new school year. Rich Appel is stressed. Usually, the Horicon Superintendent would be busy overseeing meetings and chatting with his crop of new teachers. Instead, he’s still scrambling to find them. Appel’s not alone. From big districts like Madison (27,000 enrolled...

Racine UAW Workers Go on Strike as Company Reports $4.6 Billion in Revenue

More than 1,000 workers at CNH International in Wisconsin and Iowa began striking Monday, asking for better benefits as their company rakes in profits.

In this June 25, 2020 file photo, a price sign is displayed at a retail store as a store employee wears a mask while working in Niles, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
State Democrats Propose Greater Healthcare Coverage for Small-Business Workers

Lower-income childless adults would also have access to a basic health plan if the proposal could pass the Legislature.

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The Pandemic Has Increased Worker Value Among Employers, but Help Still Needed to Address Shortage

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is working with the Evers Administration to invest $100 million in community infrastructure to attract more workers to state.