Some see local unionization efforts as potential workforce solution

Colectivo barista and organizer Hillary Laskonis, standing with a group of fellow employees and local IBEW officials, speaks to the press about their union election win.
Colectivo barista and organizer Hillary Laskonis, standing with a group of fellow employees and local IBEW officials, speaks to the press about their union election win.

The state of today’s labor market, amid lingering uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic, has businesses across many industries bending over backward to hire and retain staff. Whether in the form of signing bonuses, hourly wage increases or remote work flexibility, the pandemic has put the onus on employers to take better care of their people.

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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