Wage suppression, Water pollution rule

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An attendee holds a sign that says "Solidarity with UAW Local 180" among other rally attendees.
People attend a rally for striking workers Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at the United Auto Workers hall in Racine, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

An author shares his book detailing how wages in the United States have remained low due to anti-labor policy. Then, we learn more about challenges to a proposed water pollution rule from the state Department of Natural Resources.

Featured in this Show

  • How wages get suppressed in the United States

    Wisconsinites are no strangers to anti-labor union policy. We talk to an author about his book on low worker bargaining power has left American workers underpaid and overworked since the 1980s.

  • Wisconsin's largest business group threatens to sue DNR over proposed water pollution rule

    Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce has threatened to sue the Department of Natural Resources over its proposed rule limiting surface water pollution, claiming it will exceed the maximum cost permitted by law. We’re joined by an expert to discuss the proposed new rule and potential litigation over it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Michael Lind Guest
  • Dave Strifling Guest

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