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!