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 […]
Mark Voss of Voss Organics raises more than 10,000 organic vegetable and herb seedlings on less than an acre of land in north Madison, along with supplying kale and tomatoes to area restaurants. By day, Voss teaches French at Kromrey Middle School in Middleton, Wisc., where he also advises students working in the school garden. Afternoons and […]
WORT is broadcasting live from La Fete de Marquette this Friday night, July 15th. Tune in to our special audio remote for a pair of eclectic bands from New Orleans. Laissez les bon temps roulez, eh? At 7:15 p.m. Friday WORT will interrupt the Blues Cruise in order to present a live performance by bilingual […]
What does the closing of Pierce’s Northside Market mean for residents in the area? What’s the landscape for food justice issues as they relate to economic and racial justice look like in Madison? Today Karma Chavez hosts a round table on food justice, race and gentrification with Beverly Hutcherson, Carmen Evanco and Jackson Foote. In […]
The Willy Street Co-op has been a fixture on Madison’s eastside since 1974. The growing grocery co-operative added a second location in Middleton in 2010. The Willy Street Co-op has also been a loyal business underwriter of WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio. Why have they been such a longtime WORT supporter, I wondered. So I […]
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.