“Hot Union Summer” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“Hot Union Summer” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

The hot union summer continued this week with the historic and game changing Teamsters victory over UPS (and their Wall Street backers). The breakthrough is part of an upsurge in labor activism across the nation. What does it mean and where will it lead? We dig in with a great Wisconsin example, an in-depth interview with Will Roberts from the TruStage workers union to discuss their intense battle for a fair contract. They have a major rally and march this Saturday, July 29th starting at 9 AM in Madison.

During this hot week, we ask what’s up with the climate justice agenda in Wisconsin? Following a state budget that saw the removal of Governor Evers’ top climate items by Legislative Republicans and a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story this week detailing how a year after its creation, the state’s Office of Environmental Justice remains largely dormant. What’s next in the fight to head off a climate cataclysm and create family supporting jobs? The Federal Reserve Bank increases rates again this week and shortly following the largest increase in voucher funding a conservative Christian foundation buys the Cardinal Stritch University campus where a new voucher school seems likely.

Listen to the show!

Donate to the TruStage workers union strike fund for union members who would suffer financial duress by participating in a future strike. No employee should fear financial ruin for standing up for themselves and their coworkers in support of a fair and equitable contract!

Attend OPEIU Local 39 March and Rally for a Fair Contract
Saturday, July 29th
9:00 AM – Meet at intersection of Dayton Street and State Street
9:30 AM – March around the Capitol
10:00 AM – Rally at Capitol Square


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