Stories tagged: "labor"


FILE - Freight train cars sit in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Sept. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. The Biden administration is saying the U.S. economy would face a severe economic shock if senators don't pass legislation this week to avert a rail worker strike. The administration is delivering that message personally to Democratic senators in a closed-door session Thursday, Dec. 1.  (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
Biden Signs Bill to Block Rail Strike to Protect Economy; Senate Voted Down Effort to Give Rail Workers Paid Sick Days

Democratic lawmakers tried to pass a second bill that would have added paid sick days to the agreement, but were unable to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, due to most Republican senators opposing the measure.

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Evers Touts New Program To Bolster Rural Education Workforce

Democratic Governor Tony Evers got an up-close look at a new scholarship and training program designed to encourage the next generation of rural school teachers this month. The Cambridge, Lodi, Sauk Prairie, and Wisconsin Heights school districts are taking advantage of Workforce Innovation Grants to provide scholarships to students identified as future educators in rural...

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.

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Wisconsin Union Leader Sees Biden’s Labor Day Visit to Milwaukee as Part of the Bridge Being Built to Future Jobs

Laborers’ union president started at the bottom, worked his way up, and sees that opportunity for many more as Biden’s infrastructure bill brings jobs and investment to the state.

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Clean Energy Is the Future—But to Get the Most Out of It, Wisconsin Workers Should Build the Infrastructure

Green energy requires fewer workers to operate, so it’s vital that construction for these industries be done by local workers with high quality standards.

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.

Aspires is a health care provider that operates multiple hospitals and clinics across northern and central Wisconsin.
Nurses Up North Push for Better Pay Amid Pandemic Demands

Nurses at a major Wisconsin health network are demanding higher wages and better working conditions after two years of a pandemic and staffing shortages.