Work & the Economy

Biden to order $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contract workers It...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order Tuesday to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 an...

Labor leaders, allies urge support for pro-union PRO Act in Washington...

Patrick Zastrow was among more than 200 Colectivo Coffee workers who voted in March on whether to have a union represent employees at the...

Inflation boogeyman scares only the extremely wealthy

The inflation fear-mongers are at it again. In a futile attempt to discredit President Joe Biden’s extraordinarily popular American Rescue Plan (economic recovery) and American...

Evers’ budget moves us toward a better, more equitable economy BadgerCare,...

For our state’s economy to work for everyone, Wisconsin needs to invest in healthy communities, working families and public infrastructure across the entire state....

State offers new grants to small businesses as Evers vetoes GOP...

Wisconsin small businesses will share in $420 million in grants to bolster them as they recover from losses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Foxconn deal lowers company’s targets, cuts costs to state New flexibility...

Under the new deal state officials announced this week with Foxconn for its plant in Racine County, the Taiwan-based company could potentially collect on...

Restaurant chains slammed over resistance to minimum wage hike for tipped...

WASHINGTON — As the nation’s largest trade group for restaurant owners on Tuesday held a virtual version of its annual gathering to lobby Congress, advocates...

Governor announces new deal for Foxconn’s Mount Pleasant factory

State officials have reached a new deal for Foxconn’s plant in Racine County, where the company once promised to make new-generation flat screens and...

Wisconsin jobs recovery falters in March as pandemic lingers

Wisconsin unemployment rate leveled out at 3.8% in March, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) reported Thursday, but still higher than the state’s pre-pandemic...

Young, beginning farmers work to bring small farming back to Wisconsin...

Nick Westby dropped out of UW-Oshkosh because he knew what he wanted to do and it didn’t require a college degree in athletic training....
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