Work & the Economy

Evers aims to boost tourism industry

The governor and state tourism head have an acronym for their latest pandemic-time economic boost: TRAVEL. That stands for Tourism Relief to Accelerate Vitality...

Union protest targets Johnson, unemployment supplement

Protesting Sen. Ron Johnson’s opposition to extending a $600 weekly federal supplement to unemployment pay, members of the Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers...

Labor Day 2020: There are no sidelines in Trump’s America

Labor Day 2020 comes at the end of an historic summer of racial reckoning for our country. The police shooting of Jacob Blake in...

Pandemic shines a spotlight on workers’ struggle Wages, benefits, union rights...

Anthony Steward is a cook at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum basketball arena and the father of two. He was laid off in the spring when...

Eviction moratorium is a stopgap measure, but more help needed, advocates...

A temporary nationwide moratorium on evictions offers some hope for renters desperate to avoid losing their homes, but more comprehensive, longer-term solutions are still...

State job picture improves, but full recovery is far off

Wisconsin’s pandemic jobs recovery continued in July, with the state restoring 30,500 jobs and the unemployment rate falling to 7%, the state Department of...

Utility customers behind on their bills avoid cutoffs for another month

A statewide moratorium on shutting off power, water and other utilities got another extension Thursday, this time until Oct. 1. The state Public Service Commission...

Pence paints a vibrant economic picture, but the numbers don’t...

Vice President Mike Pence got a friendly reception at a Walworth County factory on Wednesday, where he poked fun at the Democratic National Convention...

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...
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