Delight Hailman thought she had her summer plans figured out: the UW Madison student would work two part-time jobs and an internship. But two weeks before starting, she was told her internship was unpaid, and thus unaffordable. She couldn’t look elsewhere for work, because her university required an internship for her to graduate. Like tens […]
What has the VA ever done for me? On the eve of Congress’ and the Trump Administration’s plans to privatize the VA, many non-veteran American voters may be asking themselves this question. It turns out, the answer is a lot. Professor Suzanne Gordon, a journalist and expert on the VA, helped us understand what’s at […]
Four candidates are competing to become the County Supervisor of District 6 in Madison’s most hotly contested local election of 2018. Labor Radio caught up with each of the four candidates on why they should be elected County Supervisor: Heather Driscoll began her social justice career as a mental health worker and continued as an […]
In March, the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration (DOA) issued a report showing required cost-benefit analyses for public service contracts for fiscal year 2016. The figures show that the state could have saved, by their own estimates, $33 million. The March 2017 report on which the figures are based is here: http://bit.ly/2rAqoDy A spreadsheet using […]
Labor Radio brings you news for and about working people in Madison and surrounding communities. This week’s show (3/4/16) looked at labor’s role in elections, the attack on voter rights, communities fighting against school privatization and outsourcing jobs with guests, Mike McCabe, Greg Palast, Melissa Prochaska and Robert Kraig.
This week’s show covered these topics. What is clear is that income inequality and poverty are taking its toll in the state. Rural schools hit with double whammy – high poverty rates/low enrollment Black Workers forum looks for solutions Workers Rights Center revisits conditions for Latino workers in the Madison area TAA and Students react […]