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.
Wayde Lawler and Tim Ruddy are both workers at the Willy Street Co-op and against the unionization effort there; they join 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castaneda to explain their position.
MADISON (WORT) — Labor organizers cancelled this week’s scheduled union election at the Willy Street Co-op. The United Food & Commercial Workers allege unfair labor practices during the union drive and have filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board. Dylan Brogan reports.