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 October 10th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by Armando Ibarra, co-author of “Man of Fire: Selected Writings”, the newly released anthology of writings by Ernesto Galarza. Ibarra is an assistant professor in the School of Workers at UW-Madison Extension.
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 […]
Michael Wilder is the Community Coalition Coordinator for Wisconsin Jobs Now. He is also the Chair of the Wisconsin African-American Roundtable. Michael joined Brian Standing on Labor Day to talk about how Wisconsin’s fast food strike fit in with similar efforts around the country. He also talked about other strategies to bring in broader coalitions […]
On Monday’s Labor Day edition of A Public Affair our host John Quinlan held a discussion about last week’s nationwide strike by fast food workers, and the issues underlying it.
On Wednesday, June 5th, host Karma Chavez talked with Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera about labor, immigration issues, and the 1-year anniversary of the Palermo’s worker strike.