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Interview with Apolonio “Polo” Duran

 Apolonio “Polo” Duran comes to the WJW board from the Regional Council of Carpenters/Carpinteros Latinos Unidos. Here, Polo speaks about his experiences as a worker, union rep, and board member. Polo’s parents were agricultural workers as he was growing up, and Polo and his brother often chipped in on weekends and holidays. This experience shaped …

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Socorro Cortez

Meet Our Staff Series: Socorro Cortez

Previous Next Socorro Cortez, one of our Worker Center Organizers, actually came to Worker Justice Wisconsin seeking our assistance. It was only a matter of time before she became deeply involved, volunteering whenever possible, despite putting strain on her own time and resources to do so. Eventually, Socorro became so involved as a volunteer that …

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The Issue of Misclassification: WJW Supports Carpenters

WJW Stands with Carpenters to End Misclassification! WJW stands with community allies, union members, construction workers, carpenters, faith leaders, and more to fight the issue of misclassification. These photos of WJW staff and allies are from a protest of the contractor Suburban Drywall in July 2022. Suburban Drywall benefits from the practice of misclassifying workers …

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Wage Theft in the News–Brooklyn Wage Theft Front

Wage theft is far more prevalent than often acknowledged. In fact, in recent years, the cost of wage theft has consistently been more than the cost of larceny, robberies, and other types of theft combined. Though this graphic is from 2014, sadly, little has changed in the years since. In 2021, it’s estimated that around …

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2022 First Quarter Newsletter

Worker Justice Wisconsin is excited to announce our First Quarter Newsletter is now available!  The first few months of 2022 have entailed many great changes for us, including a partial return to in-person work, re-vamping our Worker Membership meetings, collaborations with the Dignity at Work Coalition, and a new office!