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 […]
The Wisconsin Legislature has taken the extraordinary step of mandating that all Racine School Board positions be up for election on April 5. Aaron Eick, Vice President of the Racine Education Association, talks with Tony Castaneda about how this flows from Act 10 which stripped collective bargaining rights from teachers and other public employee unions. […]
(WORT) — Former State Senator Tim Cullen is out with a new book chronicling his experience during the tumultuous passage of Governor Scott Walker’s Act 10.