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Read full article here. For 12 years, a bustling food cart has drawn a crowd to a Raymond Road parking lot several evenings a week. Its name, on paper, was Brothers Hot Dogs. But its biggest fans have long known the cart as El Chisme — Spanish for “The Gossip.” They
Educating Audiences About Misclassification in the Construction Industry / Educando al Público Sobre la Clasificación Errónea en la Construcción
This November, Worker Justice Wisconsin led a session and had an information booth at the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority’s annual conference: How Housing Happens. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) is the closest thing Wisconsin has to a state housing department, making it the perfect place
After a long, hot August month, the Worker Justice Wisconsin staff got to wind down at the South Central Federation of Labor’s Labor Fest celebration. We helped bring Spanish-speaking immigrant workers to the forefront of attendees’ minds through the Solidarity roll call, selling homemade horchata and tres leches-churro cupcakes, and
Building a Resilient Worker Cooperative Ecosystem in Madison, WI / Construcción de un Ecosistema Resiliente de Cooperativas de trabajadores en Madison, WI
This August, I (Cooperatives Organizer, Frida Ballard) was able to attend the ACE Institute conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Along with Charity Schmidt of Madison Cooperative Development Coalition (MCDC), and Rek Kwawer, who is the Executive Director of Madison Worker Cooperatives (MadWorC), I co-presented a brief history of cooperatives
Crushin’ It Apparel owner, Jeremy Kruk, has moved his business from Madison to Columbus (WI) and changed its name to Thunder Bay. But he still needs to pay his employees their over $8,000 in back wages and bargain with their union – IUPAT 7 – in good faith! David, Doricela,
Read full article here EAST BRISTOL, Wis. (WKOW) — Workers illegally fired from a local apparel company have not gotten their jobs back despite an order from the federal government. The affected employees held a press conference outside of Thunder Bay’s East Bristol location Tuesday morning. Thunder Bay used to
NLRB Finds That Crushin’ It Apparel LLC Has Engaged in Unfair Labor Practices / NLRB Dictamina Que Crushin’ It Apparel LLC Realizó Prácticas Laborales Injustas
You may recall that in August of 2022, eight Crushin’ It Apparel employees went on strike after being unlawfully fired, and that later that year, they won their union election with IUPAT 7. The business owner, Jeremy Kruk, was uncooperative and retaliatory throughout the process, and WJW and IUPAT 7
Construction Workers Recover 22K in Unpaid Wages! / ¡Trabajadores de la Construcción Recuperan $22,000 en Salarios Adeudados!
In the local construction industry, the lack of regulation in subtracting is a big problem. Too often it results in misclassification and wage theft. Yeison, Juan, Carlos, and Marlon saw the problem firsthand. Since last November, they had been cheated out of their wages, and by May, they were owed
These last couple of months at Worker Justice Wisconsin have been busy! Since our Faith Labor Breakfast, member leaders have formed the Workers Executive Committee to lead the membership campaign, the National Labor Relations Board has decided the Crushin’ It Apparel case in favor of the workers we helped organize
A big thank you to all of you who attended, sponsored and participated in our Faith Labor Breakfast on May 4. It was a wonderful event where your support, solidarity and love were very palpable! Thank you to Christ Presbyterian Church for donating their beautiful space for the event, and to