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Today's news - Wisconsin

Worker-misclassification fight nets $1.4M 2018-03-17 [Daily Reporter]

Union workers stand up to Northwestern Mutual over job security concerns 2018-03-14 [WDJT]

Office workers union at Northwestern Mutual HQ resists use of temps, change in bargaining rights 2018-03-14 [Biz Journal]

Unions sue to overturn collective bargaining law 2018-02-27 [Chicago Tribune]

Businesses turning to older workers 2018-02-26 [CBS]

State activists gather at Capitol steps Saturday to fight for worker’s rights 2018-02-26 [Daily Cardinal]

Public employees are fewer, paid less in WI than most U.S. states 2018-02-16 [WI Watchdog]

Randy Bryce's campaign isn't just pro-union it's unionized 2018-02-12 [The Nation]

State Supreme Court Rules Against Madison Teachers Inc 2018-02-08 [WORT]

Public worker payroll 4 percent less than national average 2018-02-07 [WI Gazette]

GOP Proposal Would Cut Back Required Family, Medical Leave 2018-02-06 [WPR]

Mercury Marine, labor union agree to new collective bargaining agreement 2018-02-05 [FDL Reporter]

Union Membership Up In Wisconsin After Years Of Decline 2018-01-22 [NPR]

State mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinances 2018-01-11 [Star-Telegram]

GOP Bill Would Prevent Cities and Counties From Enforcing a Wide Variety of Worker Protections 2018-01-11 [WPR]

State mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinances 2018-01-11 [WPXI]

Worker who brought cooler with KKK sticker to city contract site fired, says American Sewer Services 2017-12-12 [Jrnl-Sentinel]

Unions adjust to right-to-work reality 2017-12-11 [Biz Times]

There’s going to be a rally to condemn that shitty city contractor with a KKK sticker on his cooler 2017-12-10 [Milwaukee Record]

American Red Cross pushes its workers too far 2017-12-09 [In These Times ]

Here is what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions 2017-11-21 [CNN]

New study highlights the dire teacher shortage created by Walker’s anti-union law 2017-11-20 [Mother Jones]

Company disputes fine in explosion that killed five workers 2017-11-18 [Albany Times Union]

Union workers face possible cuts to pension plans 2017-11-13 [NBC]

Appeals court rules against Milwaukee County in retirement dispute with more than 600 workers 2017-11-10 [Journal Sentinel]

Wisconsin Juvenile Prison Failing Both Workers And Inmates 2017-11-06 [Workers Independent News]

Prisons shed temporary workers after limits are put on their pay 2017-11-04 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Organizations ready for strike if immigration bill continues through legislature 2017-11-03 [WMTV]

Can ironworker Randy Bryce really take down Paul Ryan? 2017-10-30 [Mother Jones]

Even with plethora of job openings, some workers struggle to find employment 2017-10-16 [WI State Jrnl]

Teachers granted a “Lifetime” of Deprofessionalization 2017-10-02 [BustED]

Labor Union Asks Gov Walker To Ditch Immediate Repeal Of Prevailing Wage Law 2017-09-21 [WI PR]

State Appeals Court Upholds Right To Work Law 2017-09-20 [Opposing Views]

The Fox-CON: lots of money from taxpayers with no guarantees for workers 2017-09-06 [WIZM]

Milwaukee union workers rally at Laborfest, express solidarity 2017-09-05 [FOX]

Why most of Three Square Market's employees jumped at the chance to wear a microchip 2017-08-13 [CNBC]

AFL-CIO: Three-Billion Dollar Foxconn Deal Must Work for Wisconsin’s Workers 2017-08-08 [Workers Independent News]

Ironworker Challenging Paul Ryan, Randy Bryce, Sees Path To Victory Through Working People For more info 2017-08-07 [Huffington Post]

Foxconn Hearing Draws Packed House in Madison 2017-08-04 [WUWM]

Foxconn CEO compared workers to animals, had zoo director give management tips 2017-08-04 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Three Square Market holds chip party to microchip workers 2017-08-03 [Chicago Tribune]

Foxconn invests in Wisconsin: Workers 'should be wary' 2017-07-28 [CNNmoney]

Tech company workers agree to have microchips implanted into their hands 2017-07-25 [ABC]

Three Square Market first to microchip employees 2017-07-22 [Mankato Times]

Bill would repeal minimum pay for Wisconsin road workers and allow single firm to design, build highways 2017-07-18 [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ]

U.S. appeals court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law 2017-07-13 [Reuters]

Former Political Coordinator for Ironworkers Local 8 Running to Unseat Paul Ryan Wants Single-Payer Health Care, $15 Minimum Wage 2017-06-30 [Common Dreams]

The Ironworker Running to Unseat Paul Ryan Wants Single-Payer Health Care, $15 Minimum Wage 2017-06-30 [Common Dreams]

Didion Milling Plant in Cambria that exploded had been reprimanded on safety: One worker dead, two missing 2017-06-02 [Hawaii News Now]

Surviving RTW 2017-05-28 [Labor Notes]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]