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Foxconn files report claiming more than 600 employees

Nearly half of the employees Foxconn hired in 2019 came on board during the last month of the year, and about 60% were hired...

Health care workers scrap old routines, confront new risks In the...

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the country, health care workers find themselves on the front lines. The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has...

Trump labor board passes rule to enshrine results of a ‘rigged...

Amid a wave nationally of impromptu 'wildcat' walkouts by workers calling attention to job hazards as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal...

Kaul fights Trump use of emergency dollars to build border wall...

Attorney General Josh Kaul moved forward on a lawsuit on Tuesday to stop $790 million that is allocated to National Guard units across the...

COVID-19 comes to the bargaining table Unions, employers take on workplace...

As the COVID-19 illness changes everything, Wisconsin unions and employers whose workers they represent have been making changes of their own — or trying...

Evers urges lawmakers to convene as state readies for surge in...

As the state braces for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tony Evers reiterated his call Monday for the state Legislature to return...

Bill to waive unemployment waiting period is from an unexpected source...

Unemployment claims have exploded in Wisconsin, spiking above 100,000 new claims over the past nine days and making national news as businesses shut down...

‘We put the value of human life at a higher level’...

As the latest state public health order takes effect Wednesday to curb the rapidly spreading COVID-19 infection by halting most social contact, the state’s...

Tough times on the farm Even before COVID-19 the people who...

All in all, 2019 was a terrible year for farmers across the Midwest and so far 2020 doesn’t look much better. Bad weather, trade wars...

Starting Tuesday: Stay at home means stay at home Republicans criticize...

Starting Tuesday there will be a “stay at home” order for the state of Wisconsin, which is a phrase Gov. Tony Evers wants used...
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