Work & the Economy

COVID-19 pushes Postal Service’s finances to the brink Everything from pharmaceutical...

WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans are relying on the U.S. Postal Service for key supplies while they isolate themselves to slow the spread of...

Safer at Home extended through Memorial Day State seeks to ramp...

Citing science and health experts, Gov. Tony Evers ordered Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order...

Wisconsin farmers dump milk as people go hungry. Will Washington help? 

WASHINGTON — April and May are known as the “spring flush” in the dairy world.  “It has a lot to do with Mother Nature. When...

COVID-19 pandemic is raising the threat level for news outlets As...

For journalism outlets in Wisconsin and nationwide, the COVID-19 pandemic could be the biggest story ever. And reporters and editors are covering it even...

Healthcare workers want better working conditions, more PPE

While the state Legislature has passed one COVID-19 relief bill and Gov. Tony Evers signed it Wednesday, health care workers and state Rep. Robyn...

Madison’s Truax Field chosen for F-35

U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett officially designated Madison’s Truax Field, home of the 115th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard, as one...

Union seeks ‘first-responder’ status for grocery workers Classification would help them...

Think “first responder” and the people that come to mind include firefighters and police officers, emergency medical technicians and nurses, along with other kinds...

Will Wisconsin embrace an alternative to layoffs in its crisis relief...

Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) has become an evangelist for a program that allows people to collect part of their salary and benefits from working...

Business groups want state to re-open, but scientists say it’s too...

The state’s largest business group and more than four dozen trade groups and local chambers of commerce are urging Gov. Tony Evers to lift...

Foxconn files report claiming more than 600 employees

Nearly half of the employees Foxconn hired in 2019 came on board during the last month of the year, and about 60% were hired...
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