The Economics of the WI Labor Struggle


First United Methodist Church
203 Wisconsin Avenue
Madison , WI
Event Details
Event Contact Name: 
Patrick Barrett
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Event Date: 
Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Labor and Working Class Studies Project

Presents a Teach-in on


Friday, March 11, 7PM
First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue

* Jim Cavanaugh, South Central Federation of Labor
* Laura Dresser, Center on Wisconsin Strategy
* Patrick Hickey, Workers Rights Center
* Edo Navot, Graduate Student Researcher, COWS
* Michael Rosen, Milwaukee Area Technical College
* The event welcomes a special musical guest, Dan Bern

* Are public sector workers responsible for the state's fiscal crisis? Are they overcompensated?
* Who's got a vested economic interest in this fight? Who benefits? Who loses?
* What would an alternative budget that involves "shared sacrifice" look like?
* What is the relationship among unions, the economy, and inequality? How would a revitalized labor movement help all workers?

Free and open to the public

The Labor & Working Class Studies Project is a collaborative campus-labor-community initiative to connect the campus and the community in dialogue and action on issues related to labor and working class people. For more information, contact Patrick Barrett at