Monday, September 2, 2019 is Labor Day in the United States. The last several decades have been tough ones for organized labor, as union membership and revenues have declined across the country. Here in Wisconsin, it’s been eight years since former governor Scott Walker “dropped the bomb” on public workers, stripping them of collective bargaining […]
Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls are located in the rural community of Irma, in Lincoln County, Wisconsin about two and a half hours north of Madison and three and a half hours from Milwaukee. In 2011, due to declining inmate populations, recently-elected governor Scott Walker shut down the two […]
Knowing the history of labor movement helps to invigorate today’s activities, according to Ron Kent, editor of the International Labor History Association. The South Central Chapter of AFSCME is hosting a series of historical films each month, March through May, and Ron talked to Jan Miyasaki about these activities.
What changes does the Civil Service Law bring to workers? What is the current state of unions and union rights? Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Alexia Kulwiec, Assistant Professor in the School for Workers in the University of Wisconsin Extension. Later in the show she speaks with AFSCME International Vice President Gary Mitchell, about Wisconsin’s newly-passed law […]
Happy Labor Day! In honor the holiday we got a Labor Day special, featuring AFSCME member Rick Marx. Marx is a Local 6000 leader and member of the Council 32 Executive Board. Hear from local union members on what the unions have and have not done for them and the state of the labor movement.
MADISON (WORT) — On Saturday, 800 people assembled on the Library Mall to protest proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin system. Helena White was there.