The pandemic is still with us and Wisconsin is national hot spot. Nonetheless, the Willy Street Co-op management wants to eliminate hazard pay for frontline workers in their grocery stores. Workers at the co-op have been receiving hazard pay as a result of contract negotiations between the union, UE Local 1186, and management because of […]
Madison firefighters local 311 will not agree to reopen their contract according to Mahlon Mitchell, President of local 311. Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has asked for city departments to cut their budgets across the board. To achieve these cuts, she has raised the issue of reopening the contract with the local. Regarding reopening the contract, […]
Postal Unions will mobilize Thursday with a national call-in to Senators to prevent what they see as counter-productive changes to the postal service as well as for the passage of a COVID-19 relief bill. Changes in procedures initiated by the new Postmaster General in July sparked the mobilization. The National Association of Letter Carriers and […]
Members of Madison Teachers Inc. and the union face huge challenges as the beginning of the school year approaches. First there is the question of when and how to open schools safely. Second, there is the issue of properly funding the schools, including the new costs associated with protecting students and teachers from the virus. […]
Frank Emspak, of the Workers Independent News (WIN) and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Labor Education, UW Madison, joins Jan Miyasaki to discuss the current Assembly Bill 61 and the history of “Right-To-Work.”
On Thursday April 4th, host Allen Ruff interviewed Frank Emspak about the state of national labor movements. Frank Emspak is the executive producer of Workers Independent News and producer of the People’s Mic. He also works with Labor Radio at WORT.