Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council provides resources to help all sides of affiliated local trades’ business. Tools from bidding to building and beyond are available with more being added all the time.
The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission is the best resource for finding out the latest updates for Act 10. They also are a resource for information and services that promote and facilitate peaceful resolution of disputes in the public and private employment sectors of the State.
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)* to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce in the 21st century and beyond. The Department’s primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings. Under the DWD umbrella, a wide variety of employment programs can be found which range from securing jobs for people with disabilities, assisting former welfare recipients as they make a transition into work, Promoting employment in the state through Wisconsin Job Centers, linking youth with jobs of tomorrow, protecting and enforcing worker’s rights, processing unemployment claims and ensuring workers compensation claims are paid in accordance with the law.
This is a good resource if you believe that you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos. Asbestos exposure is most likely at shipyards, electric power plants and steam tunnels, breweries, hospitals, schools, shopping malls, paper mills and other heavy industrial plants. Trades at great risk of asbestos exposure include construction workers such as: pipe fitters, insulators, plasterers, cement masons, bricklayers, carpenters, steam fitters, plumbers, and laborers. Exposure occurs at steel mills for all workers.