Worker Experiences: 1 Year Later

In the summer of 2020, we spoke to workers in various sectors and across the state to better understand what the economy looks like for them, as well as the impact of policies (or lack thereof) at the state and federal levels.

For the State of Working Wisconsin 2021, we checked back in with a few of them to see what’s changed, and what hasn’t. We thank all of the individuals for taking the time to share their experience with us.


“You have to take care of yourself in order to take care of others. Shortchanging staff out of vacation shortchanges patients of the quality of care they need and deserve.”

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“Because of COVID-19, we were understaffed and spread thin… it’s still not back to the way it was, but it’s a start.”

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“There is a national shortage of CNA’s and nurses for a reason, because it is very dangerous…”

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