The State of Working Wisconsin 2021
For more than two decades, the State of Working Wisconsin has presented the workers’ perspective on the economy in the state: who is winning, and who is being left out; where is disparity growing; and what’s happening to the economic chasm separating Black and white workers in the state.
Wisconsin has the regrettable distinction of ranking among the worst states in the nation for racial inequality.
What can municipal governments do now to hasten their recovery and build resilience for the future, while also addressing past inequity?
COWS in the News
Wisconsin Examiner‘s Erik Gunn covers union expansion in the Milwaukee suburbs. The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour for more than a decade, and activists seeking to raise it have promoted …September 30, 2021
WUWM’s Lake Effect interviews Laura Dresser about Wisconsin’s Low Wage Workers & COWS Annual Labor Report.September 20, 2021
Running on MT hosts Matt King and Tony Palmeri talk to Laura Dresser about “low road” features in Wisconsin’s economy such as low wages, declining unionization, and a racial wealth gap.September 20, 2021