WORT 89.9FM Madison · As Biden addressed nation, protesters gathered in Milwaukee (MILWAUKEE) — On Tuesday night, President Biden delivered a town hall from Milwaukee’s Pabst Theatre. There, he […]
The Global Struggle for a Living Wage with Annelise Orleck
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 […]
Wisconsin “Franchise Protection” Law Shields Corporations ...
(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 […]
People “Hungry For Leadership”: Mandela Barnes Takes On Lena Taylo...
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.
Chicago Teachers Union Goes On Strike, Leads Citywide Fight For Fundin...
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.”
Inside the Wisconsin Presidential Debate
(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.