Ying Xiong appears in court for the first time.More >>
MADISON (WKOW) -- The head of the state employees union tells an Assembly Committee that safety at Wisconsin's prisons has deteriorated since workers there lost their ability to collectively bargain.
Marty Beil told the committee Wednesday that staffing shortages have also led to increased stress on workers who are there and created an unsafe environment. He says six workers have been assaulted by inmates since Christmas Eve.
But Corrections Secretary Ed Wall says non of the people in any of those incidents were admitted to the hospital. He says he couldn't discuss them in more detail because of health privacy laws.
Beil says the Wisconsin State Employees Union represents about 1,800 corrections workers. Prison guards have been organizing an effort to separate from WSEU and for their own union.
MADISON (WKOW) -- The secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the head of the state employees union are both scheduled to testify before an Assembly Committee on Wednesday.
Corrections Secretary Ed Wall and a number of other officials from his department are scheduled to be at the informational hearing. Wall and the others are scheduled to provide an overview of the agency for members of the Assembly's Corrections Committee.
Marty Beil, head of the Wisconsin State Employee Unions which represents prison guards, is also scheduled to speak.
Prison guards have been organizing an effort to separate from the WSEU and form their own union. The guards leaders have been engaged in bitter fights over election setbacks, discontent with labor leaders and anger over working conditions.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
Press Release from the Clark County Sheriff's Department: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on CenturyMore >>
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on Century Rd. just east of Basswood Ave., Township of Unity.More >>
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A new study raises concerns about Wisconsin's long-term economy, in part because it relies too heavily on industries that are now facing a decline. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reportMore >>
A new study raises concerns about Wisconsin's long-term economy, in part because it relies too heavily on industries that are now facing a decline.More >>
Chippewa Falls (WQOW)- As lawmakers prepare to take up the state budget this week, we're getting the sense it will be no quick debate. The GOP is in control of both houses, but it appears there is someMore >>
As lawmakers prepare to take up the state budget this week, we're getting the sense it will be no quick debate.More >>
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