articles tagged "Labor"

Madison Fast Food Workers Walk Out

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | buzz
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On Thursday, August 29th, workers in fast food restaurants in sixty cities across the country walked off the job in the largest such strike in the nation’s history. Here in Madison, dozens of low-wage workers walked out, forcing at least two establishments to temporarily close due to the worker shortage. Strikers joined activists to march through downtown Madison demanding a living wage of fifteen dollars an hour. Nationally, most fast-food workers earn an average of $8.94 per hour. The federal minimum wage has been at $7.25 per hour since 2009. On Labor Day, Monday host Brian Standing spoke with two Madison workers who walked off their jobs on Thursday to join the protest: Meghan Ford, who works at Dunkin Donuts, and Reginald Hair, who works at Burger King. more »

Wisconsin’s Fast Food Strike in Context

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | buzz
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Michael Wilder is the Community Coalition Coordinator for Wisconsin Jobs Now. He is also the Chair of the Wisconsin African-American Roundtable. Michael joined Brian Standing on Labor Day to talk about how Wisconsin’s fast food strike fit in with similar efforts around the country. He also talked about other strategies to bring in broader coalitions of workers. more »

Fast-Food Strike Across the Nation

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | A Public Affair
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On Monday’s Labor Day edition of A Public Affair our host John Quinlan held a discussion about last week’s nationwide strike by fast food workers, and the issues underlying it. more »

1-Year Anniversary of the Palmero’s Worker Strike

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 | A Public Affair
Christine Neumann-Ortiz

On Wednesday, June 5th, host Karma Chavez talked with Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera about labor, immigration issues, and the 1-year anniversary of the Palermo’s worker strike. more »

The U.S. Labor Movement

Thursday, 23 May 2013 | A Public Affair
Photo of Sam Gindin

On Thursday May 23rd, our host Allen Ruff interviewed Sam Gindin, a public intellectual and labor activist. more »

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