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For Allies

Join WJW’s Wage Theft Education Campaign!

En junio del 2023, Justicia Obrera Wisconsin inauguró su comité ejecutivo de la membresía con la idea de analizar los problemas más comunes que afectan a la clase trabajadora en nuestra comunidad. Después de meses de discusión, el comité ejecutivo decidió hacer el 2024 el año del robo de salario.

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For Allies

Inspiring Lessons Learned from the Madison-Milwaukee Worker Cooperative Meetup

Two weekends ago, Francisco, one of the co-developers of Shaky Hands Madison, an up-and coming-screenprinting shop, attended the meetup between Madison and Milwaukee worker cooperatives, organized by MadWorC.  The day consisted of a tour of local cooperatives: Isthmus Engineering, Milestone Democratic School, Community Pharmacy, and Union Cab Cooperative, and ended

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For Allies

Thunder Bay Update (formerly Crushin’ It Apparel)

Following our September 12th press conference in front of Thunder Bay (formerly Crushin’ It Apparel), Worker Justice Wisconsin, IUPAT District 7, and the workers have continued to pressure owner Jeremy Kruk to do the right thing. To date, he has not bargained a contract with IUPAT. He has not paid

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For Workers

Calling All Immigrant, Latinx Construction Workers and Community Allies!

The Construction industry in Madison has employed immigrant, Latinx workers for years. This community has changed Madison’s skyline, building our schools, community centers, offices and homes. But immigrant, Latinx workers have also seen little to no economic prosperity and are routinely misclassified, affecting the way they can provide for their

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For Allies

Shaky Hands Textile Cooperative and Their 2024 Vision

We’re excited to share more about Shaky Hands, a textile cooperative that Worker Justice Wisconsin is currently incubating. The Shaky Hands team includes Juana Montes, Leonel Aguilar, Francisco Valerio, and Celedonia Montes. Their co-op’s objective is to offer a specialized service for printing and embroidery in Dane County and Madison.

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In the News

Bay Creek Bulletin

By Ben Varik, Frida Ballard, Stanley Rubio Jackson Ben Varik reports from Madison Labor Temple’s Labor Temple’s Park St. front lawn, “A light drizzle couldn’t hold back the crowds and delicious flavors at the El Chisme food truck on Wednesday afternoon [October 25]. I had a bowl of elote (Mexican

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For Allies

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

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