The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 was slipped into last year’s federal budget with little notice and no public hearings. Bob Amsden of the Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions (Southeast) talks with Tony Castaneda about how the act could cut pensions for both current retirees and people who are still working and earning pension […]
Cory Cronson and Chaos Riddle of Santas Without Chimneys talk with Tony Castaneda about this local nonprofit that provides holiday gifts for homeless children. Learn about upcoming volunteer activities and how to help. It’s a good thing!
“What a mess this court has wrought!” Justice Shirley Abrahamson wrote in a dissent to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s refusal to reopen the John Doe investigation against Scott Walker and its decision to fire special prosecutor Francis Schmitz, preventing him from filing further appeals. Tony Castaneda talks with Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin […]
Tony Castaneda talks with former labor organizer and state Rep. Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) about the Kohler strike. They discuss why 94 percent of Kohler workers represented by United Auto Workers Local 833 voted to strike and about the mass picket on Saturday, November 21.
State Representative Jill Billings (D-La Crosse, WI) joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castaneda to talk about recent train derailments and proposed legislation that would fund more State rail inspectors.
Wisconsin’s open for business? Not so much for craft brewers who are prohibited by state law from selling liquor at their breweries. Tony Castaneda discusses the problems with this law with guests Peter Gentry of One Barrel Brewing and Mark Garthwaite, Executive Directory of the Wisconsin Brewers Guild.