Live music performances will celebrate the release of another volume of Wisconsin protest songs, featuring more new and original tunes for a new day of resistance! This extravaganza will include performances by the Whiskey Farm, Ken Lonnquist, Borderlands, Tom Kastle, the Getaway Drivers, the Material Boys, Lyric Advisory Board, VO5, BingBong, Annelies: A German Art […]
In March, the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration (DOA) issued a report showing required cost-benefit analyses for public service contracts for fiscal year 2016. The figures show that the state could have saved, by their own estimates, $33 million. The March 2017 report on which the figures are based is here: http://bit.ly/2rAqoDy A spreadsheet using […]
When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed repealing collective bargaining for public workers in 2011, or as he put it, “dropped the bomb,” he knew there would be a backlash. Even Walker though had to be surprised at the ferocity and intensity of the protests his Act 10 unleashed. What started as a Teaching Assistants Association […]
Ever since taking office five years ago, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has made it a priority to reform the state Department of Natural Resources. From his appointment of long-time DNR critic Cathy Stepp as department head, to steep budget cuts to science services staff, the Governor has sought to remake the nearly 100-year old agency […]
Professor Tim Yu, of UW Faculty Organizing for Change, joins Buzz host Jan Miyasaki to talk about Governor Walker’s proposed $300,000,000 cut in funding to the UW system and how the proposed conversion of the UW system to a public authority will effect governance and curriculum.
MADISON (WORT) — Many public employees were surprised to learn that Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will be terminating their union contracts for 2015 and 2016.