Stories tagged: "Peter Rickman"


Downtown Milwaukee janitors secured a new union contract that guarantees a $15 minimum wage and lets any janitor in the greater Milwaukee area union-eligible. (Photo courtesy of MASH)
Wisconsin’s Labor Movement is Having a Big Moment

As Labor Day 2021 rolls around, Wisconsin workers face their greatest opportunity for wage growth and unionization in years.

Downtown Milwaukee janitors secured a new union contract that guarantees a $15 minimum wage and lets any janitor in the greater Milwaukee area union-eligible. (Photo courtesy of MASH)
New Union Contract for Milwaukee Janitors Could Be a Model for the State’s Whole Service Industry

A local union leader hopes the new labor agreement serves as a baseline for all service workers in greater Milwaukee.

Becky Cooper in Bounce Milwaukee
How Does This Milwaukee Business Plan to Address the Worker Shortage? A Union.

Bounce Milwaukee is proactively seeking a union contract on behalf of its own workers in advance of its reopening.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks, is defended by Al Horford #42 of the Philadelphia 76ers during a game at Fiserv Forum on February 22, 2020 in Milwaukee.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Giannis Is Staying With the Bucks. Workers and Businesses Are Thrilled.

“This is the best news of 2020,” says a service workers union head.

Paid Sick Leave Would Help Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
GOP’s 2011 Sick Leave Ban Has Outbreak Consequences

Legislature banned cities from requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, even if voters approved.