Labor

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MGAA labors for workers rights

Published Nov. 5, 2011

Faced with uncertainty, MGAA rallies around its members and pushes back at the effects of Wisconsin's Act 10. "We have the right to exist, whether or not the state of Wisconsin makes it easy or difficult for us. For people who are new to unions or Wisconsin, it can be pretty confusing," says Meghan McDonald, treasurer.

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The real story behind Mercury Marine's labor collapse

Published Aug. 26, 2009

The question is being asked at dinner tables and water coolers throughout Wisconsin: Why would those union workers at Mercury Marine's Fond du Lac plant vote against the company's last contract proposal?

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The kids really are all right

Published Nov. 26, 2008

November has been a terrible, terrible month for southeastern Wisconsin's economy. In case you haven't been keeping track, here's a sampling of the local carnage that has happened so far this month.

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Economic realities of being a teenager

Published March 22, 2008

While everyone is talking about a possible recession, teenagers face very unique circumstances when it comes to juggling money, a job and all the other items on their plate.

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MSOE unveils new Grohmann Museum

Published Oct. 11, 2007

After a year of hard work, the Milwaukee School of Engineering is ready to unveil the fruit of its labor: the Grohmann Museum, a 38,000-sq. ft. art space dedicated to the world's most comprehensive collection focusing on the evolution of human work.

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Merger concocts a strange brew

Published Oct. 9, 2007

SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co. today announced that they have signed a letter of intent to combine their U.S. and Puerto Rico operations to create a larger company to compete against the world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch Inc.

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Business way outspends labor on campaigns

Published May 30, 2007

For those of you who fear the power of organized labor come election time, a recent Wisconsin Democracy Campaign report should quell some of that concern. The WDC found that business interests still fuel the fire of campaign giving by a large margin over organized labor.

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Solutions for Milwaukee's labor shortage

Published Oct. 27, 2006

At a time when Harley-Davidson Inc. is preparing to shift new jobs out of the region, and Modine Manufacturing Co. is cutting 100 jobs at its Racine headquarters, it seems counterintuitive to think that the Milwaukee area is in the midst of a skilled labor shortage.