labor http://wuwm.com en Voces de la Frontera Finds Workers' Rights, Immigration Reform Linked http://wuwm.com/post/voces-de-la-frontera-finds-workers-rights-immigration-reform-linked <p>The future of immigration reform at the federal level remains in doubt, stalled in the House of Representatives, where key Republican leaders oppose the package backed by the Senate. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:41:07 +0000 Nathan Royster & Mitch Teich 8430 at http://wuwm.com Voces de la Frontera Finds Workers' Rights, Immigration Reform Linked Caterpillar and Union Set to Start Negotiations in Early April http://wuwm.com/post/caterpillar-and-union-set-start-negotiations-early-april <p>In less than a week, contract negotiations will begin at Caterpillar in South Milwaukee. The talks will be the first since the company took over former Bucyrus International in 2010. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:39:46 +0000 LaToya Dennis 2062 at http://wuwm.com Caterpillar and Union Set to Start Negotiations in Early April MATC Union Says Early Contract Will Deter Instructors from Retiring http://wuwm.com/post/matc-union-says-early-contract-will-deter-instructors-retiring <p>Earlier this week, the MATC Board and its teachers union reached a new one-year contract – months ahead of schedule. The pact takes effect next February, when the existing three-year contract expires. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:36:32 +0000 Marge Pitrof 1855 at http://wuwm.com MATC Union Says Early Contract Will Deter Instructors from Retiring MATC and Union Sign New Contract - Months Earlier Than Usual http://wuwm.com/post/matc-and-union-sign-new-contract-months-earlier-usual <p>The MATC Board and its faculty union agreed to a new one-year contract this week, set to take effect in 2014, when their existing three-year pact expires.<br><br>What makes the deal noteworthy is the fact it happened months earlier than usual and while courts consider challenges to Act 10. That relatively new state law prohibits most public unions from negotiating for anything except limited pay increases. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:53:05 +0000 Marge Pitrof 1803 at http://wuwm.com MATC and Union Sign New Contract - Months Earlier Than Usual Milwaukee Caterpillar Workers Watching Labor Dispute in Illinois http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-caterpillar-workers-watching-labor-dispute-illinois <p>Workers at the Caterpillar factory in South Milwaukee are closely watching a labor dispute at the company plant in Illinois. Caterpillar employees in Joliet have been on strike for three months. The company is seeking steep wage and pension concessions, and the union representing nearly 800 workers refuses to accept the demands. WUWM’s Erin Toner reports on speculation that the outcome of the dispute could be a bellwether for labor relations across the country. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:03:38 +0000 Erin Toner 2283 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee Caterpillar Workers Watching Labor Dispute in Illinois Wisconsin Once a Leader in Creating Public Unions, Now in Weakening Them http://wuwm.com/post/wisconsin-once-leader-creating-public-unions-now-weakening-them <p>The Wisconsin AFL-CIO held a pro labor rally in Milwaukee on Wednesday. The event was part of a statewide tour that will end in Madison on Saturday, to mark the one-year anniversary of Governor Walker restricting collective bargaining rights for public workers.<br><br>As WUWM’s Bob Bach reports, Wisconsin is at the forefront of retracting public union gains that opponents insist went too far, while the state was once a leader in creating worker protections. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:00:16 +0000 Bob Bach 2569 at http://wuwm.com Wisconsin Once a Leader in Creating Public Unions, Now in Weakening Them