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 …
Month: September 2021
The Wisconsin Early Childhood Workforce – How Do We Recruit, Retain & Support Them?
Thursday, September 30, 2021 2021 WECA (Wisconsin Early Childhood Association) Virtual Conference “The Wisconsin Early Childhood Workforce – How Do We Recruit, Retain & Support Them?” Laura Dresser 3-4:30p CT Full conference registration information.
WUWM’s Lake Effect: Wisconsin’s Low-Wage Workers & COWS Annual Labor Report
WUWM’s Lake Effect interviews Laura Dresser about Wisconsin’s Low Wage Workers & COWS Annual Labor Report.
Running on MT Podcast – High and Low Road Economies With Dr. Laura Dresser
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.
Blacksburg becomes one of three locations in U.S. to earn Mayors Innovative Design Cohort
The Cohort is a national partnership between the American Institute of Architects and the Mayors Innovation Project to “help build zero carbon, resilient, healthy, and equitable cities.” Blacksburg leaders will have the opportunity to address the climate crisis while …
6 Ways to Measure State of Workers
Wisconsin’s leisure and hospitality industry was hit hardest and had a net loss of 49,600 jobs statewide, according to COWS. “Even before the collapse, the industry’s workforce of waitstaff, bartenders, dishwashers, housekeepers, and others suffered …
Report: Unions weaker, wages stagnant in Wisconsin in recent years
Unions in Wisconsin are significantly weaker than they were a decade ago and wage growth over the past quarter-century was stagnant, according to a new report from COWS, a policy institute housed at UW-Madison.
Where Employment, Wages And Unions Stand In Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Time interviews Laura Dresser on the new “Working Wisconsin” report, tracking the trends in wages, jobs and organization for the state’s labor force during the last year. We find out about …
Better Wages, Stronger Benefits Key To Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery, UW-Madison Study Finds
“Many of the problems that the State of Working Wisconsin has documented for more than two decades were really exposed and exacerbated by the COVID pandemic and its impact on work,” said Laura Dresser. “The …
Wisconsin’s Labor Movement is Having a Big Moment
UW-Madison’s Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) released its annual State of Working Wisconsin last week. It showed union membership nationwide has been declining since it peaked in 1964. At that time, 1 in 3 Wisconsinites belonged to …