Work & the Economy

Newspaper faceoff: Frying pan, or fire?

There’s a new wrinkle in the pending GateHouse Media bid to merge with Gannett, owner of the state’s largest daily newspaper. Last week, the hedge...

How to stop the teacher exodus 

It’s time to expose the myth of the teacher shortage. The conditions in today’s classrooms and the ridiculous education policies are responsible for a...

Shining a light on the dark-store tax dodge Big box retailers...

Earlier this month, state Rep. John Macco (R-De Pere) sent a letter to members of the Brown County Board, and other local government leaders...

Employees union watches what’s next for Gannett and GateHouse

It became official Monday: Gannett and New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media, will merge to form the largest newspaper chain...

Bad medicine: Trump trade wars undermine Wisconsin ginseng exports

Besides the impact it’s had on much larger commodity crops like soybeans and corn, the Trump administration’s escalating trade war with China is hurting...

Will taxpayers give Foxconn $172,000 – $290,000 per job? Upjohn analysis...

Foxconn jobs may cost state taxpayers between $172,000 to $290,000 per job and Wisconsin might only receive benefits equal to only about one-fifth of...

The fight to save workers’ pensions Legislation aims to stave off...

Eight years into his retirement, Bob Amsden got a letter in October 2015 that threatened to upend his life. The lifetime retirement pension was promised...

Summer work program abused New report: “Shining a Light on Summer...

A special visa program to bring short-term visitors to the U.S. has ballooned into “a source of cheap and exploitable labor,” says a new...

Baldwin pushes climate-ready infrastructure

Rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects after they are wiped out by storms, floods and other disasters is increasingly urgent as climate change...

Milk: Too Much of a Good Thing To fix the dairy...

Our cup runneth over. In 2018 Wisconsin dairy farmers produced a record 30.6 billion pounds of milk. That’s billion with a “b.” We’ve been...
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