Work & the Economy

After the chaos, community cleanup Madison citizens come together to share...

Hundreds of Madisonians carrying brooms, sponges and cleaning fluid converged on State Street early Sunday morning, to clean up the graffiti and broken glass...

Back to work in the pandemic Employers are reopening and calling...

The phone calls and emails have been coming in steadily for Jim Schultz since COVID-19 hit Wisconsin. First they came when businesses across the state...

Unemployment delays divide Senate Republicans, Democrats Nearly seven-fold increase in claims...

Wisconsin is ramping up the number of people processing claims for unemployment compensation in hopes of knocking down a nagging backlog in the system,...

Businesses hoping to reopen join run on PPE What some state...

Nikia Londy’s employees are afraid to come back to work. The owner of Intriguing Hair, a salon in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood, thought her stylists...

State rolls out directory of local businesses online

Wisconsin launched a new directory Tuesday listing small businesses that offer online service, as part of the state’s response to the business impact of...

Work-Share takes off with federal COVID-19 changes Program keeps workers on...

A state program that allows Wisconsin employers to keep more people working during business downturns, with the help of the unemployment compensation system, has...

Make a resilient, localized food system part of the next stimulus

From wasted food, to the exploitation of farmworkers, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that this country’s food system must be changed....

Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer tourism season but officials unsure...

In normal times, Memorial Day weekend in Wisconsin would mean a start to the state’s summer tourism season. Boats would be put into the...

Worker safety takes center stage in pandemic Advocates urge lawmakers to...

COVID-19 infections continue to dog workplaces, challenging local and state health officials while sickening employees. In Kenosha, an unconfirmed number of infections among workers at...

Why euthanize 600,000 pigs? The pandemic shows what's wrong with our...

A New York Times article on May 14, 2020 noted that Iowa hog farmers would be euthanizing an estimated 600,000 hogs over the next...
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