All kinds of labor issues popping up lately — Right to Work (for less), massive city and county union re-organization drives, and the intersection of low-wage worker strikes and the Black Lives Matter movement. Barry Eidlin joins the Buzz to put all this into context.
MADISON (WORT) — In his most decisive statement to date, Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) has promised to introduce right-to-work legislation in early 2015. Dylan Brogan reports.
MADISON (WORT) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is holding public meetings in Madison this week. A coalition of campus workers plan to crash the party on Friday. Bekah Wilce reports.
MADISON (WORT) — On Wednesday, Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) said he’s crafting a right-to-work bill for Wisconsin. Kapenga says a right-to-work bill will increase job growth and incomes for Wisconsin workers. Dylan Brogan reports.
MADISON (WORT) — Many public employees were surprised to learn that Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will be terminating their union contracts for 2015 and 2016.
Our good friend, Andy Heidt, joins us to talk about his new gig as Executive Director of the Bayfield Foundation — affordable housing, anyone? Andy may also have a few comments about the state of Dane County unions….