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 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 […]
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 […]
Lots of talk about the minimum wage lately, but what about those folks who work for nothing? Unpaid internships are on the rise but may be soon curtailed in the federal courts. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s Matthew Barnidge brings us the story.