Original air date: June 8, 2018 Isis Hunter was like other high school seniors, except she worked at Wendy’s for 50 hours a week. The Wasau native worked at a branch that couldn’t keep new hires because of its lack of a living wage — a full dollar short compared to similar jobs. After months […]
The U-S Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions today. Their ruling makes a first amendment case for employees to opt-out of union dues. The lead plaintiff on the case is a child support specialist with the state of Illinois: Mark Janus. Janus’s attorneys argued being required to pay union dues violated his […]
Carl and Denise, as the Dude and the Dame, discuss current challenges and ongoing struggles in the world of labor, social justice, and our common well-being with encouraging (or angry) music and shoutouts to those working hard on the front lines.
The Dude and the Dame discuss current situations in the world of labor and well-being with encouraging (or angry) music and shoutouts to those working hard on the front lines.
Governor Scott Walker’s bill signing hand was busy today. The governor signed more than 90 legislative items into law. Many make technical changes to existing laws, but others hit closer to home for many in Wisconsin. One of those is a new law that prohibits local governments from enacting their own labor ordinances. The new […]
A bill working its way through the Capitol would weaken Madison’s legacy of non-discrimination, the city’s civil rights department says. The measure would prevent local governments from enacting ordinances covering worker employment issues such as hours, overtime, discrimination, benefits and wages. That would, among other things, prevent municipalities from upping their own minimum wages. Authors […]