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  • The Gig Economy, An Ongoing Concern

    Dating back to a different time in the employee / employer relationship, most labor and employment laws only govern the conditions of employees, those individuals on an employer’s payroll, earning W-2 reportable wages. The number …

  • Announcing the 2020 Winter & Spring Program Guide

    School for Workers is offering six high-quality, noncredit labor education courses taught by university faculty for the winter and spring session. Additionally, the School will be hosting a two-day We the Working People Forum examining …

  • Jane McAlevey comes to UW-Madison as Visiting Scholar

    On Tuesday, November 5th at 4pm, Jane McAlevey will be presenting as a UW-Madison visiting scholar “On Power and Participation: Building Democracy in Uncertain Times” at Helen C. White Hall. Jane McAlevey is an organizer, …

  • NLRB Updates

    The current NLRB has been increasingly proactive in making changes to the traditional interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act. For example, while the NLRB has the authority to engage in federal “notice and comment” …

  • Wisconsin Public Worker Unions Post Act 10

    In 1959 Wisconsin was the first state to allow its public employees the right to organize and form their own organizations to represent them in discussions with their employers. These early beginnings were the fruition …

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