WI News Roundup, Campaign Workers For Randy Bryce Become First To Unionize, Anti-Semitic Incidents Saw Big Increase In 2017

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Campaign workers for Congressional candidate Randy Bryce have become the first to unionize. We talk about campaign work with our guest. We also review this week’s Wisconsin news and find out more about the increase in anti-semitic incidents in 2017.

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  • State News Roundup For March 2nd, 2018

    Marathon County officials are developing local policies to regulate metallic mining in stronger ways than the state government. We look at what they’re proposing, get an update on transportation funding going to the Foxconn project, and find out how UW colleges are responding to gun control activism by high school students.

  • Campaign Workers Seek Protections Through Unionizing

    This February, campaign workers for Congressional candidate Randy Bryce of Wisconsin became the first to officially unionize. We talk to the vice president of the new Campaign Workers Guild about the unique nature of campaign staffing, why organizing hasn’t happened in the past, and the protections workers have gained.

  • Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike in 2017

    Anti-semitic incidents increased across the U.S. last year at unprecedented levels. The country saw a 57 percent increase— the largest year-over, according to the Anti-Defamation League. We talk with the director of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council about whether Wisconsin saw a similar increase.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Gretchen Brown Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Meg Reilly Guest
  • Elana Kahn Guest

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