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’ […]
How can we have an economy that works for us, rather than us working for the economy? Today we’re talking about working co-ops, workers, and unions with guest host Bert Zipperer and guest Anne Reynolds and Alexia Kulwiec. Anne Reynolds is the executive director of the UW Center for Co-Operatives. She develops courses, conferences and […]
In March, the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration (DOA) issued a report showing required cost-benefit analyses for public service contracts for fiscal year 2016. The figures show that the state could have saved, by their own estimates, $33 million. The March 2017 report on which the figures are based is here: http://bit.ly/2rAqoDy A spreadsheet using […]
Savage Class War Radio returns with a Madison Workers Got the Blues edition. What with Act 10 and Right to Work and all the little pecks and nips at workers’ take home pay or pension building, it’s a sad time. Here’s a program with some thoughts and questions about where the working class might go […]
MADISON (WORT) — The Willy Street Co-op could soon become one of Madison’s only unionized grocery stores. Workers will vote on whether to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers union next week. A rally in support of the union is planned at both store locations this Saturday. Dylan Brogan reports.