A coalition of labor unions have filed a new lawsuit against several GOP leaders over the controversial lame duck bills Republicans passed at the end of last year. They removed certain powers from incoming Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul. Both of them are Democrats, and many critics characterized the move as a […]
In what direction should the left move in the 21st century? That’s the central question of Leo Panitch’s new book, The Socialist Challenge Today. On today’s episode, Esty interviews Panitch about his perspectives on how the socialist movement can (and needs to) transcend the past and move into the future. Over the course of the […]
The U-S Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions today. Their ruling makes a first amendment case for employees to opt-out of union dues. The lead plaintiff on the case is a child support specialist with the state of Illinois: Mark Janus. Janus’s attorneys argued being required to pay union dues violated his […]
Carl and Denise, as the Dude and the Dame, discuss current challenges and ongoing struggles in the world of labor, social justice, and our common well-being with encouraging (or angry) music and shoutouts to those working hard on the front lines.
For many, Labor Day means a break from work, an opportunity to see family and to grill out. Another Madison tradition?Laborfest on Madison Labor Temple grounds. Labor leaders, union members and supporters of labor from the area gathered yesterday for the annual festival. WORT student reporter Casey McCabe was there.
As his poll numbers continue to slip in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race, Governor Scott Walker is promising a host of new national policies targeting labor unions. At a speech in Las Vegas Monday, Walker called for a nationwide right-to-work law, dismantling the National Labor Relations Board, and eliminating unions for federal employees. To dissect this announcement by Walker, we turn to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick Marley