Dane County Executive Joe Parisi introduced his proposed budget on October 1st. Within it, he includes 2 separate 3% wage increases for county employees; one to start at the beginning of the budget period in January 2022 and another to go into effect in July of 2022. Many county workers, however, are arguing against this […]
On Labor Day, Madison city employees are looking for a little wage fairness. We’ll speak with Madison Professional & Supervisory Employees Association President Dan Rolfs and AFSCME Council 32 Representative Neil Rainford.
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 […]