Home Work & the Economy

Work & the Economy

Vermeer exec: Infrastructure bill would be ‘transformative’

The CEO of a large Iowa manufacturing company told a national audience Thursday that a proposed federal infrastructure bill would be “transformative” in the...

Baldwin urges equity firm to halt Janesville factory shutdown

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is urging a Los Angeles private equity firm to rethink its plan to close a Janesville factory this summer, reportedly...

Court rulings strand thousands of disadvantaged restaurants already approved for federal...

Gregory León of Milwaukee is among thousands of restaurant operators who thought they would get help from the federal Small Business Administration (SBA), only...

American Jobs Plan: Making a difference for caregivers

Caregivers and health care workers are in crisis. To be real about it, that was true long before the pandemic struck. Now, more than...

Assembly Republicans vote to cut federal unemployment pay Debate and partisan...

Over two days this week, from the meeting room of the Legislature’s budget committee to the floor of the state Assembly, lawmakers of both...

Godlewski’s housing task force pivots to helping Wisconsinites access homeownership

A new program meant to help Wisconsinites buy, fix and remain in their homes was announced Wednesday. The effort is an outgrowth of State...

Construction industry to lawmakers: Pass governor’s building plan

Ahead of a vote Tuesday on Gov. Tony Evers’ capital spending budget for the next two years, a coalition of construction groups, adjacent industries...

Official estimate shows big increase in state revenue

On Tuesday the Legislative Fiscal Bureau released its revenue estimates based on the most recent tax filings in Wisconsin. “The increase in general fund tax...

Wages, child care and more: Why the labor market isn’t growing...

Second of two stories. Part one is here. More than a year ago, Wonderstate Coffee was developing its third Wisconsin café — a location on...

Meriter service workers rally to demand more pandemic time off

Three months after nurses at UnityPoint Health-Meriter hospital in Madison negotiated a new union contract with extra time off tied to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Adjust Font Size