Abigail Leavins

Abigail Leavins

Abigail Leavins is a student journalist at UW-Madison. Her writing has been featured in the Cap Times, NBC15, WORT, the Madison Commons, and the Badger Herald student newspaper. Her primary interests for coverage are protests, unions and rallies.

Workers at two downtown Madison Starbucks walked out to protest working conditions and management's failure to meet with the union | Photo by Abigail Leavins

Madison Starbucks workers walk out of work on the busiest day of the year

By: - November 17, 2023

Dozens of Madison Starbucks employees at two Madison Starbucks locations walked out of work Thursday and gathered outside stores to protest what they described as unfair treatment. They joined workers at over 200 Starbucks outlets across the country in the walkout, according to Evan McKenzie, a Starbucks barista and intern with the union Starbucks Workers […]

Madison teachers draw attention to issues facing educators by cutting extra hours of work 

By: - May 12, 2023

Teachers in Madison have been  only working contract hours this week, hoping to draw attention to deteriorating wages and working conditions during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Michael Jones, the president of the Madison Teachers Union, or MTI said teachers are underpaid for the amount of work they do, which is why they have been “reclaiming their […]