Back in 2009, the United States ushered in the new decade with a federal minimum wage of $7.25. Ten years later in 2020, it hasn’t risen at all—even as the costs of housing, education, and healthcare have skyrocketed. To explore the issue of stagnant and poverty wages, guest host Nan Enstad is joined by historian […]
(WORT)–When your neighborhood McDonald’s violates labor law, can the parent corporation be held responsible? When workers demand better working conditions at a Taco Bell, can the store manager make that call without consulting “corporate” first? At the heart of questions like these is the contested nature of the franchisee-franchisor relationship. Last August, the National Labor […]
Rep. Mandela Barnes talks about challenging fellow Democrat Lena Taylor for her seat in the State Senate over issues of school reform and economic security.
A citywide day of action in Chicago last Friday brought tens of thousands of people into the streets and onto picket lines as part of an intensifying fight to keep public services and institutions funded. Darien Lamen was there, and filed this report from the front lines in Illinois’ “fight for funding.”
(WORT) — Thursday night, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee played host to the latest Democratic presidential debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Dylan Brogan was there for the historic debate and filed this report.
(WORT) — Republicans from around Wisconsin and even Illinois were in Milwaukee Tuesday night to witness the GOP presidential debate. Close to a 1,000 protesters also flocked to downtown Milwaukee to take part in the media circus.