The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week about a case that labor leaders say would weaken unions. But some unions in Wisconsin think a ruling in that case could help them overturn Act 10. That’s at the root of a lawsuit operating engineers unions Local 139 and 420 filed over the weekend. These […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with current Representative and gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs. In his interview, Wachs emphasized the importance of environmental issues to the state of Wisconsin, including hunting rights, CAFOs, water quality, high capacity wells and Foxconn. Other topics discussed include the consequences of Act 10 and educational policy.
When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed repealing collective bargaining for public workers in 2011, or as he put it, “dropped the bomb,” he knew there would be a backlash. Even Walker though had to be surprised at the ferocity and intensity of the protests his Act 10 unleashed. What started as a Teaching Assistants Association […]
The final Wisconsin job numbers from 2016 are in, and Governor Walker’s promise of 250,000 private sector jobs remains unfulfilled. Marquette economics professor Abdur Chowdhury spoke with Tony Castaneda about the data, the state’s “brain drain”, and the impact of Walker’s labor policies.
Tim Slekar, Dean of Education at Edgewood College, calls in to discuss education funding announced in the latest state budget, the race for state Superintendent, and his own desire for $150,000 and a chauffeur.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s recent report on the effects of Act 10 on education in the last five years found a sharp increase in teacher turnover rates around Wisconsin, driven by a new “free agency” dynamic. Mark Lindsey, a local teacher and President of WEAC’s Region 6, talks to Tony Castaneda about the shifts in […]