Frank Empspak

Frank Empspak

Frank Emspak is professor emeritus of the School for Workers, University of Wisconsin. Prior to coming to the UW, he served as Director of the MA. Center for Applied Technology. His union experience includes serving on the executive boards and negotiating committee of UE Local 271 and IUE local 201.

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How the UW nurses can win union recognition

By: - February 17, 2022

In 1937 the Legislature  passed the Wisconsin Employment Peace Act, which protected  the right of workers to join unions, engage in collective bargaining and take appropriate action including the right to strike. One driver of the legislation was the increasing number of agriculture related strikes. Farmers and agricultural co-ops wanted a way to mediate disputes. […]