State unveils $19.5M in grants to bolster workforce in manufacturing, forestry

BY: - June 22, 2022

Projects to provide training, bolster job skills and lower barriers to employment in a broad swath of northern Wisconsin will get $19.5 million in support in a series of grants that Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday. The grants are the latest round in a series of programs that the state is funding from federal pandemic […]

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Major restaurant chain pledges to eliminate PFAS in products by 2025

BY: - March 25, 2022

Restaurant Brands International (RBI), a conglomerate that owns Burger King, Popeye’s, and Tim Horton’s, has pledged to eliminate PFAS (per and fluroalkyl substances) from its food packaging by 2025 in all stores worldwide. The move came following engagement with As You Sow, a national  shareholder advocacy nonprofit. PFAS, sometimes called forever chemicals, are man-made compounds […]

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BY: - March 11, 2022

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Bargaining committee: UAW Local 578 President Bob Lynk addresses the crowd while the members of the local’s bargaining committee stand in front. (Photo by Miles Maguire)

Rally targets Johnson, Oshkosh Corp. as company moves ahead with South Carolina plans

BY: - February 28, 2022

With the global headquarters of Oshkosh Corp. as a backdrop, more than 100 union members and supporters gathered Saturday afternoon to push their campaign for the company to build new post office trucks in Wisconsin. The rally drew five Democratic candidates for Senate, who urged the corporation’s Oshkosh Defense unit to reconsider its decision to […]

Carrots or Sticks? Lawmakers can’t agree on how to help employers who can’t fill jobs

BY: - February 24, 2022

For more than a year, Wisconsin employers have been complaining about their inability to fill countless jobs. Restaurants have cut hours for lack of staff, factory workers are putting in extra shifts and help wanted notices go unanswered. In response, policymakers in Madison have pursued widely divergent strategies to address the problem. In the Capitol, […]