Wisconsin News Roundup, Why Oil Prices Are Rising, Sexual Harassment And The Fast Food Industry

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Ten employees from different McDonald’s locations have filed for sexual harassment against the franchise this week. We discuss what this means for McDonald’s, but also the broader issue of sexual harassment in the fast food industry with our guest. We also find out more about the rising cost of oil and take a look at this week’s Wisconsin news.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup – May 25, 2018

    The state Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that a concrete company isn’t allowed to disturb Ho-Chunk burial mounds in a quarry they own. We get the details on their decision. We also discuss disappointment over a renovation of the Brown County Courthouse.

  • What's Going On With The Rising Cost Of Oil?

    The price of crude oil has risen about $30 a barrel in the last nine months, even topping $80 last week. Now OPEC countries are considering raising output in order to bring the cost down. We look at why oil is getting more expensive, how high the cost could potentially get and what it means for our pocketbooks.

  • Complaints Against McDonald's Shine Light On Harassment In Fast Food Industry

    The nation’s largest fast food chain is under fire this week, after ten employees in nine cities filed sexual harassment complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against McDonald’s and its franchisees. The workers, all women, each say they initially reported the harassment to managers, but were ignored or retaliated against. Now, backed by two advocacy groups, they’re taking their case to the federal government. Our guest expert on harassment and the law breaks down the complaints against the company, but also discusses the broader issue of harassment in the food food industry, and other traditionally low wage jobs.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Chris Malina Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Jim Ritterbusch Guest
  • Sheerine Alemzadeh Guest