Monthly Archives: June 2018

Your Right to Know: Don’t shut down access to court records

Don’t shut down access to court records By Mark Belling A few weeks back, while looking into a court case in Waukesha County, I went to the court’s website seeking contact information. There were a few phone numbers but no email addresses. So I called one of the numbers and asked for the judge’s email…

Teamsters urge Commerce Department to reject newsprint tariffs

The Teamsters Union, which has expressed support of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, has urged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to reconsider the proposed tariffs on newsprint. “By our analysis, this proposed tariff could affect hundreds of Teamster families … and threaten tens of thousands more jobs across the country among the pressman, mailers…

Fight harmful newsprint tariffs

On July 17, the International Trade Commission will hear testimony on preliminary newsprint tariffs that threaten more than 600,000 jobs across the country. Members of Congress have been encouraged to testify or submit comments to describe the impact of these tariffs on U.S. jobs. Also, the Secretary of Commerce has recently expressed his interest in receiving information…

Newsprint tariff house ads available

News Media Alliance and the STOPP Coalition have provided house ads for newspapers to run in their print publications and on their websites. The ads aim to educate readers on the negative consequences of the recent tariffs imposed on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes newsprint used by newspapers, and encourage them to…