Work & the Economy

Evers urges lawmakers to convene as state readies for surge in...

As the state braces for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tony Evers reiterated his call Monday for the state Legislature to return...

Bill to waive unemployment waiting period is from an unexpected source...

Unemployment claims have exploded in Wisconsin, spiking above 100,000 new claims over the past nine days and making national news as businesses shut down...

‘We put the value of human life at a higher level’...

As the latest state public health order takes effect Wednesday to curb the rapidly spreading COVID-19 infection by halting most social contact, the state’s...

Tough times on the farm Even before COVID-19 the people who...

All in all, 2019 was a terrible year for farmers across the Midwest and so far 2020 doesn’t look much better. Bad weather, trade wars...

Starting Tuesday: Stay at home means stay at home Republicans criticize...

Starting Tuesday there will be a “stay at home” order for the state of Wisconsin, which is a phrase Gov. Tony Evers wants used...

We Need Paid Sick Leave Now!

The coronavirus pandemic has made it painfully obvious: We need access to paid sick time to care for all in Wisconsin, we need it...

Madison’s alt weekly is a casualty of coronavirus

On March 19, a message went up on the homepage of Isthmus, Madison’s 44-year-old alternative weekly. “We are heartbroken to share this news,” the unsigned...

Sharing solidarity long-distance Former Shopko workers relate the impact of retailer's...

Just a day after Wisconsin banned face-to-face meetings of 10 or more people to help curb the spread of the virus responsible for COVID-19,...

Rep. Mark Pocan on rent relief, evictions in the pandemic

Among the most pressing questions looming for the majority of Americans who live paycheck to paycheck is, if they can’t go to work, how...

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski on COVID-19’s economic fallout  Making up for...

“We can't wait for the federal government to act,” says State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski. She has just hung up from a call with other...
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