Work & the Economy

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...

New order bans mass gatherings; COVID-19 testing limited Evers expands availability...

Bars must close, restaurants can only serve take-out meals, and with exceptions, gatherings of 10 or more people are banned under a new statewide...

Thousands of Target employees work over 50 hours a week. Why...

Target Corp. has quietly settled half a dozen class action lawsuits and still faces two more from workers who allege the company has failed...

Indian Country leaders urge Native people to be counted in 2020...

Native Americans living on reservations and in traditional villages were the most undercounted people in the 2010 U.S. Census. This year, tribal leaders throughout...

Baldwin has questions for DeVos tied to school closings

One day before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and the UW-Madison (and other campuses) announced suspension of classes, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and a...

Report ties Trump, trade wars to jobs slowdown Democrats argue president...

Slower job growth and an increase in mass layoffs and plant closings in Wisconsin make President Donald Trump vulnerable in the state during this...

Coronavirus could give state economy a wallop While illness is muted...

Although the risk in Wisconsin for contracting COVID-19 still remains low, with two confirmed cases as of late Monday, the economic fallout from the...
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