Labor Radio

Labor Radio

Labor Radio is news by, for, and about working people in Madison, Wisconsin and around the world. It originates out of the studios of WORT 89.9 FM Madison.

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August 5, 2022 27 min

This week we learn about an important labor action by UW nurses, discuss the impact of the abortion rights decision on labor, learn about lorganized labor support for Red Cross workers, explore the impact of the teacher shortage on Wisconsin schools, learn about IBEW’s recent organizing win, hear about a worker-led effort to bolster UW health policies, and much more!

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his week we learn about changes in COVID rules for Wisconsin immigrants, take a look at the upcoming primary election, get updates on negotiations at CUNA, the strike at CASE, and a pay cut for MTI teachers, discuss a recent action demanding Joe Biden keep a promise to immigrants, hear about child labor at an Alabama factory, present our statistic of the week and much more!

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This week we continue our coverage of how the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion affects working families, hear how workers are dying for Prime Day, learn more about a potential rail strike, take a look at contract negotiations across our area and across the country, present our statistic of the week and much more!

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This week we walk the picket lines with the Carpenters and with OPEIU, take a look at recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions, explore the political movement in South America, look at non-funding of the NLRB, present our statistic of the week and much more!

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This week we hear about the Red Cross worker negotiations, discuss the impact of the right-leaning Supreme Court decisions on workers, learn about an important CUNA picket coming up, catch up with labor actions by the Red Cross, Starbucks workers, cannabis workers, and others, share a new statistic of the week and much more!

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This week we have a report on the union voite at a Madison Starbucks, hear what Madison Teachers Incorportaed says about the school district budget, find out how the decision to overturn Roe impacts union contracts and women's economic standing, hear from participants in lat month's Poor People’s March in Washington, DC, get a new statistic of the week and much more!

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This week we are exploring the impact of today’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe versus Wade, sharing a report from a successful Labor Notes conference, learning about an action in Illinois in support of 'essential' workers who are treated as dispensible, celebrating Juneteenth in Madison, getting an update on OPEIU negotiations at CUNA Mutual, and much more!

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This week we have a live report from the 2022 Labor Notes Conference, and hear a report ahead of the Saturday June 18 Poor People’s March in DC. We bring you updates on the UAW strike in southeast Wisconsin and on organizing at Starbucks and among video game workers, celebrate and hear warnings on the 117th anniversary fo the Wisconsin civil service system, get a new statistic of the week and much more!

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This week we bring you news of important mobilizations including marches against gun violence in Madison, and for the Poor People’s campaign in DC. We learn the latest on the nurses’ fight to organize at UW Hospital and Clinics, get an update on organizing at CUNA Mutual, hear about a foreign policy initiative at the AFL-CIO, learn about organizing drives in the video game industry and a major retail chain, share a new statistic of...

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This week we learn more about a walkout at Madison schools over low proposed raises, hear about the significance of the strike at Trachte, catch up with a union victory in Milwaukee and organizing at Apple Stores across the country, get news of a racial discrimination settlement in Waukesha, and much more! THIS IS A WORT PLEDGE WEEK EDITION OF LABOR RADIO.

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This week we hear about the wins of Trachte and Raven software workers, get news on the negotiations at CUNA Mutual group, get details on NLRB actions against Starbucks, learn about negotiation difficulties for Red Cross and Case workers, speak with Madison teachers on their bargaining efforts, share a new statistic of the week and much more!

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This week we delve deeper into the SMART strike at Trachte, look at the demands of Madison teachers, learn way Red Cross talks are stalled, check in on negotiations at CUNA Mutual, get an update on the Case strike, check out state and national actions around Starbucks unionization, and much more!

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This week we share un update on the SMART Local 565 strike in Sun Prairie, learn more about a the struggle for a contract for Red Cross workers, check in on negotiations at CUNA Mutual, find out the latest on an investigation into a deadly workplace explosion from 2017, get updates on union actions across the state and the country, and much more!

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This week we get breaking news of a local sheet metal workers union strike, learn more about a strike by UAW workers at Case, get a report on what happened for immigrant rights and other labor actions on May Day, get updates on contract negotiations and union drives locally and across the country and much more!

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This week we share how Madison is celebrating May Day, hear voices from yesterday's Workers Memorial Day, learn about a union blood drive for National Nurses Week, catch up with organizing at Raven Software, CUNA and Starbucks, learn about a national union drive this week for single payer healthcare, and much more!


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This week we have breaking news of an NLRB win for union organizers at Raven Software, prepare to honor fallen workers on Workers Memorial Day; share the inside scoop on May Day events, get a review of the latest on Wisconsin’s voting maps, celebrate National Nurses Week, and more

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This week we honor a local labor historian and activist, learn about organizing across our listening area, learn about changes proposed by the National Labor Relations Board, share updates on Starbucks and CUNA, talk to a local farmer, get a first look at some May Day events and much more.

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This week we bring you organizing updates at MIT and Amazon--and also learn how Amazon is getting sued for a worker's death, check out the strike at Vollrath in Sheboygan, take a look at a Medicare privatization scheme, analyze a proposal by NLRB attorneys to ban 'captive meetings', get a quick update on contract negotiations at CUNA, look at the results in school board races, see how Milwaukee students are organizing f...

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This week we share updates on organizing at Amazon, Starbucks and Collectivo, learn about an event celebrating the life and work of Joe Hill, discuss Labor endorsements for the upcoming election, check in on contract negotiations at CUNA, visit an event by the Poor Peoples' Campaign, share the COVID report and much more.

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This week we share Labor’s perspective on the Ukraine war, learn about an event celebrating the life and work of Joe Hill, discuss issues behind Madison Metro’s efforts to break up a bargaining unit, check in on contract negotiations at CUNA, learn about the new contract with SEIU at Unity Point-Meriter Hospital, do deep on voting maps, share the COVID report and much more.

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