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In the News

Toll of COVID-19 on Wisconsin’s Workforce
September 18, 2020 | Here and Now, PBS Wisconsin

A Review of the Workers’ Roundtable
September 11, 2020 | Labor Radio, WORT

Pandemic shines a spotlight on workers struggle
September 10, 2020 | Wisconsin Examiner
Wages, benefits, union rights and Black lives take center stage in Labor Day 2020 roundtable discussion.

Food on the Table, Workers at the Table – Watch the Video Roundtable
September 03, 2020 | Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers (MASH) and SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin
Last Thursday, COWS was invited to moderate a conversation hosted by Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers (MASH) and SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin. This event, Food on the Table, Workers at the Table, featured three workers: Anthony, a cook and union steward; Kate, an ER nurse; and Tammy, a CNA. The conversation also featured Dr. Michael Rosen.  The video is available to watch on the MASH Facebook page.

Interview with Laura Dresser
August 17, 2020 | The Gazette (Janesville, WI)
“The workers most impacted by the economic shut-down in March were workers in leisure and hospitality—workers who earned low wages, which make it nearly impossible to save enough money for a crisis like this,” Laura Dresser.

SOWW in the News – Justice for All: As Protests Ignite Across The Nation, Wisconsin’s Racial Divides Persist
July 29, 2020 | Spectrum News 1
Wisconsin’s Racial Divides Persist.

Interview – COWS Releases The 2020 State Of Working Wisconsin Report
July 29, 2020 | WPR/Central Time
Laura Dresser interviewed on WPR’s Central Time.

Working Wisconsin faces new challenges in the COVID-19 pandemic
July 22, 2020 | Wisconsin Examiner
SOWW Report describes the worst crisis in decades, made harder by longstanding economic weaknesses.