Work & the Economy

DNC rural council meeting leaves out rural Wisconsin

After President Donald Trump won Wisconsin by 23,000 votes in 2016, the Democratic party put a renewed focus on the state and its issues...

Why jobless pay didn’t keep people home instead of working No...

Several times this summer, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has defended his opposition to any new Congressional relief from the economic ravages of COVID-19 by...

Little traction for Trump memos on unemployment, housing Evers: President’s weekend...

Directives that President Donald Trump signed over the weekend to extend supplemental unemployment benefits and halt evictions are falling flat in Wisconsin — causing...

COVID-19 continues to sap economic recovery Jobs report points to struggle...

Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy — in Wisconsin and the nation — is limping under the weight of the virus. Numbers released...

Trump moves to extend unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes after talks...

President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands, after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package...

Health care workers call out lawmakers who want to throw out...

Frustrated at threats from Republican lawmakers to overturn Wisconsin’s statewide mask mandate aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19, a group of health care...

Baldwin jobs bill gets endorsements from state workforce development groups

A U.S. Senate bill to create a long-term program of subsidized jobs for people put out of work by the COVID-19 pandemic has gained...

‘How are we going to fix that? How are we going...

Months after lawmakers — and even the state’s top economic development strategist — thought it would be waning, COVID-19 still threatens Wisconsin, as its...

Former Comet Cafe workers protest seeking severance pay and support The...

Former workers of Milwaukee’s Comet Cafe are putting continued pressure on the owners of the restaurant after scores of employees were fired or let...

‘14,000 attempts’: Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much. But as they...
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