Back in 2009, the United States ushered in the new decade with a federal minimum wage of $7.25. Ten years later in 2020, it hasn’t risen at all—even as the costs of housing, education, and healthcare have skyrocketed. To explore the issue of stagnant and poverty wages, guest host Nan Enstad is joined by historian […]
As the push for a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers continues in many major U.S. cities, the idea has taken up roots here in Dane County, albeit in a slightly different form.
Fast food workers Cornell White and Natoria Pettaway join 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castaneda to talk about an April 15th informational picket and strike by fast food industry employees over the issue of a living wage.
The State & UW Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC)…Inspired by the Walmart workers group (OUR Walmart) and Fast Food workers demonstrations and strikes, SWOC is a group of state employees organizing for direct action to improve our pay and working conditions and get a voice on the job.
Did you know that Wisconsin’s current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour? Is this truly a living wage? Can a state law force Governor Walker to increase the minimum wage? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!