Ten years after the historic uprising against Scott Walker’s attack on Wisconsin unions, Frank Emspak reflects on the labor movement’s prospects and predicament. Continue reading Commemorating the Wisconsin Uprising
An interactive poem by Mary Croy Continue reading empire mean time, a poem
In advance of a Madison DSA event, Building the Union Without Permission, Monday February 1st at 6:30pm, Frank Emspak spoke with Angaza Laughinghouse, member of North Carolina Public Services Union and veteran of black liberation, anti-imperialist, and workers’ rights struggles. … Continue reading “We Brought Our Fighting Spirit From the South” – An interview with Angaza Laughinghouse, UE 150
The difference is clear: the Madison School Board has a relationship of respect with the union, Madison Teachers Inc. and those it represents. The University of Wisconsin disdains those who work at the University and disrespects their organizations. The anti-union bias of the University places all of us in jeopardy. Continue reading The Union Difference: How Their Power and Influence Affects Everyone’s Safety
Dissatisfied with the University’s reopening plan, campus workers are organizing for a “moral restart” that prioritizes health, safety, and financial stability for all. Continue reading Reopening UW-Madison: A Smart Restart or a Measure of Austerity?
Angelica Engel works at Willy Street Co-op’s East location in the deli and the juice bar. She is a member of the UE 1186 bargaining committee, which just negotiated the union’s first contract with Willy Street Co-op Management, ratified earlier this month. Engel is also a member of Madison Area DSA. Continue reading Behind the Front Lines: What Grocery Store Workers Want Shoppers to Know in Light of COVID-19
By Paul Buhle The Wisconsin Uprising of 2011-12 was so unexpected, so inspired and inspiring, and the thumping defeat that followed so disheartening, that the whole series of events now threatened to become a phantom memory, almost unreal. The idea … Continue reading Remembering the Uprising