Today is May Day, which to many may bring visions of maypoles, baskets of flowers and dancers. But in everywhere else except the United States, May Day is Labor Day, alternatively known as International Worker’s Day, or the Day of the Martyrs of the Revolution. Ironically, since the holiday is not officially celebrated here, International […]
MADISON (WORT) –On Labor Day, President Barack Obama argued for the continued importance of labor unions and joked about the 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls, including Governor Scott Walker. Darien Lamen reports.
Happy Labor Day! In honor the holiday we got a Labor Day special, featuring AFSCME member Rick Marx. Marx is a Local 6000 leader and member of the Council 32 Executive Board. Hear from local union members on what the unions have and have not done for them and the state of the labor movement.
Labor Day is just around the corner, and with that Allen Ruff brings you a pre-Labor Day special. Guests include South Central Federation of Labor’s Kevin Gundlach and the IBEW’s David Poklinkoski to discuss the state of the labor movement, recent developments, and the way forward.
Back in September, the Monday Buzz talked with organizers and strikers who participated in the Madison fast food walkout, part of a national strike aimed at organizing the fast-food industry. Madison Workers Organizing Committee, who organized the local action, has continued to work with workers who walked off the job this summer. Some workers are […]
On Thursday, August 29th, workers in fast food restaurants in sixty cities across the country walked off the job in the largest such strike in the nation’s history. Here in Madison, dozens of low-wage workers walked out, forcing at least two establishments to temporarily close due to the worker shortage. Strikers joined activists to march […]