Work & the Economy

Senators to Trump: Rewrite meatpacking order to promote safety

More than a dozen Democratic senators, including Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), sent a letter calling on President Donald Trump to tighten up his executive...

That this system would fail was entirely predictable Our food system...

As we face empty grocery shelves the fragility of our highly consolidated food system has become clear during the crisis of COVID-19. We see...

GOP lawmakers embrace WMC plan to reopen Democrats warn that ramping...

A big business lobby’s proposal that would scrap Gov. Tony Evers’ COVID-19 battle plan and open up the state’s economy more quickly got a...

COVID-19 outbreaks highlight meatpacking plant conditions Advocates decry Trump order to...

A growing series of COVID-19 outbreaks in American meatpacking plants — including in Wisconsin — is putting a spotlight on dangerous working conditions that...

We appreciate the thank-you, but frontline workers need your help

As someone on the front line of this pandemic, I know first-hand: The coronavirus is real, in many cases life-threatening, and it’s the janitors,...

Labor unions go remote to mark Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day — an annual observation for workers who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job — is...

State urges employers to avoid layoffs with Work-Share

Wisconsin’s revised Work-Share program is now up and running, enabling employers to schedule full-time workers as part-timers, while workers who lose hours can get...

Frustrating, stressful, surreal: graduating students face a shaky future

In what feels like a stroke of cosmically bad luck, thousands of college students virtually graduating across Wisconsin in the coming weeks will be...

Clergy group backs workers and Safer at Home extension

An interfaith group of clergy joined workers Wednesday to back the extension of Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order through May and to criticize Republican...

Don’t force workers to risk their lives by prematurely lifting Safer...

This past weekend we saw protesters defy health guidelines by gathering to demand an end to Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order. Though dangerously...
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