Former UW-Madison student activist and Milwaukee-area auto union organizer writes memoir

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Demonstrators march in support of black students in 1969 at UW-Madison.
Demonstrators with their arms up raised in protest march on Feb. 14, 1969, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They were marching in support of black students demands. AP Photo

An anti-war student activist at UW-Madison became a union organizer on Milwaukee area factory floors in the 1970s and ‘80s. Now a retired lawyer and author of “Fighting Times: Organizing on the Front Lines of the Class War,” Jon Melrod finds common cause with the workers’ rights movement of today.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Jon Melrod Guest

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