articles tagged "union"

Monday, February 17th — The First Rat into the Maze

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | Access Hour

Mark Thomas has been a strong union steward and advocate for decades at the UW Memorial Union and AFSCME Local 171. And he’s been a part of the series of programs produced on the Access Hour over the years under the flag of “Savage Class War Radio. He retired recently and has lately signed up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) as “the first rat into the maze.” Savage Class War Radio happens again as University of Wisconsin Memorial Union retiree Mark tells us of his experiences running out of state sick leave credits to pay for his health insurance and going on Obamacare. Friend Jeremy also appears to give us updates on local union struggles. The talk is mixed in with inspirational tunes and energy… more »

Monday, April 29 — Savage Class War Radio Returns

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 | Access Hour

Carl and Mark return from the battle lines to discuss the latest trials labor’s been facing in the Madison area and Wisconsin. They’ll mix in some inspiring music and maybe take calls if you’d like. Lots of good shout outs to those on the front lines, too. more »

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