Back in September, the workers of Willy Street Co-op voted overwhelmingly to unionize, joining the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America and forming UE Local 1186. On this episode, we hear from Willy Street workers and union bargaining team members Thayer Reed and Demi Brock-Montgomery about the collective bargaining process and labor conditions […]
Nurses at UW Hospital announced their intent to unionize today. They say they’re too understaffed to properly care for patients and don’t feel supported by hospital administration. This afternoon, nurses marched into this month’s meeting of the UW Hospital and Clinics Authority Board of Directors, and informed board members of their intent to unionize. Then, […]
The Dude and Naddy Red fill the hour with news of union and class struggles and successes, shout-outs, and inspirational music.
Earlier this afternoon, graduate workers from the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) occupied the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s administration building to demand fair pay and improved policies for graduate employees. For the first segment of today’s show, TAA representatives Megan Kennedy and Ellen LeClere report live from the sit-in at Bascom Hall to explain the graduate workers’ […]
Did you know Madison has a musician’s union? Tony’s guest is Bruce Fife, International Vice President of the American Federation of Musicians. Fife will be in town presenting at the Arts and Literature Lab, talking about the Fair Trade Music Campaign that is designed to create fair contracts and equitable business relationships for musicians and clubs.
(WORT) — The Progressive reports this week that hardware giant Menards requires its managers to sign a provision that docks their pay by 60% if a union is formed by the employees they are supervising. Dylan Brogan gets the details from Associate Editor of the Progressive Bill Lueders.