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.
Happy Labor Day! In honor the holiday we got a Labor Day special, featuring AFSCME member Rick Marx. Marx is a Local 6000 leader and member of the Council 32 Executive Board. Hear from local union members on what the unions have and have not done for them and the state of the labor movement.
MADISON (WORT) — The Wisconsin Assembly’s Labor Committee heard nearly 12 hours of public comment on proposed right-to-work legislation Monday. Despite the vast majority of testimony being in opposition to the bill, Wisconsin could be a right-to-work state by the end of the week.
MADISON (WORT) — In response to Wisconsin Republicans fast-tracking a Right-to-Work bill, a coalition of labor groups have organized rallies at the Wisconsin State Capitol this week.
MADISON (WORT) — A vote on whether to form a union at the Willy Street Co-op will proceed in the next month, but only for workers at the the Willy Street Co-op’s west side store in Middleton. Dylan Brogan reports.