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Election Day 2014

The polls are open in Wisconsin from 7:00AM – 8:00PM, November 4. As long as you’re in line before 8:00PM, you’re golden, but are you ready? Let us help you out! If you encounter any problems or intimidation on election …

Workers are suing Scott Walker

A few weeks ago, our Raise Wisconsin campaign helped underpaid workers file official complaints of barely surviving on poverty wages. Scott Walker’s administration barely took one look at them before rejecting their complaints.  Scott Walker doesn’t get to pick and …

WJN Voting Resources: November 2014

If we want politicians who are beholden to the people and not corporate interests, we must ALL vote! To make sure you have everything you need to vote, check out the resources below. You can vote before election day! From …

Minimum wage round-up

Here’s some background on what’s been happening with minimum wage in Wisconsin: Minimum wage on the ballot Thanks to the efforts of Raise Wisconsin activists and volunteers, over two million people will have the opportunity to vote on whether the state should increase …

Raise the Floor Wisconsin [University of Wisconsin’s COWS]

“There is a crisis of poverty-wage work in America. These are jobs in which workers do not make enough to cover their basic expenses, cannot rely on the hours they need to get by, cannot save money for retirement, cannot …

The most ridiculous thing we’ve ever heard: Walker says $7.25 is a living wage.

It happened. On October 6, Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development responded to the 100 minimum wage complaints we delivered on September 24th. Despite affidavits from workers across Wisconsin illustrating that it is impossible to live on …

Response to DWD’s minimum wage determination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Lucas, lisa@wisconsinjobsnow.org – (414) 510-6503 The following is WJN’s response to the Department of Workforce Development’s declaration that there is no reasonable cause to believe that the minimum wages paid to any employee are not …

Will Walker raise the wage?

On Sep 24th, underpaid workers, along with the Raise Wisconsin campaign and supporters, filed over 100 minimum wage complaints with the Governor’s office, leaving Governor Walker with the legal obligation to address the complaints within the following 20 days. As …

Epic.

September 4th’s fast food strikes across the country, including in Milwaukee, Madison, and Wausau, were epic. Wisconsin’s own Congresswoman Gwen Moore got arrested alongside 26 fast food workers in West Milwaukee. Check out some our Flickr page for amazing pictures, …

9/4: Stand with underpaid workers.

This Thursday, fast food workers across the country are saying: we deserve more. As corporations push down real wages for average American workers, a growing number of economists warn that low wages are a barrier to growth that are harming …

Let’s raise minimum wage in Wisconsin

Join the campaign to Raise Wisconsin!  It’s time to take back our economy from the corporations who are maximizing profits by minimizing wages.

Happy voting!

At Wisconsin Jobs Now, we are proud to endorse Marina Dimitrijevic for Assembly District 19, and David Bowen for Assembly District 10. These candidates are the only ones in their respective races that have proven experience as an elected official. …

Take the pledge!

Regardless of who or what is on the ballot, high voter turnout is important in every election. Sign the pledge to vote in November!

Wisconsin Workers on Strike!

  The brave Wisconsin workers who went on strike on May 15 were represented on a national stage! These workers are fighting for $15 and a union because nobody who works a hard, honest day should be in poverty. Please …

60 years after Brown vs Board

Cross-posted from the Purple Wisconsin Project: This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision. The unanimous decision not only outlawed school segregation policies, but also invigorated the civil rights movement’s quest to …

It’s past time to raise the minimum wage.

WJN’s Executive Director, Jennifer Epps-Addison, has a weekly blog on Journal Sentinel’s Purple Wisconsin Project. Here’s an excerpt from a recent piece: In America, we pride ourselves on our compassion. I don’t think that anyone truly wants anyone else to …

Today is Equal Pay Day

Today is Equal Pay Day. It takes from January 2013 until this day in 2014 for women to earn what men earned in 2013. Here’s what you need to know about The Pay Gap, from PolicyMic: By now, you’ve probably …

You did it!

The Milwaukee County Board voted today to override the County Executive’s veto and make the Living Wage Ordinance into law! It’s been a long road to this victory, especially with Wisconsin’s political landscape being the way it is. There haven’t …

MKE living wage: help us finish strong!

After a long fight that went all the way to the state capitol and back, the Milwaukee living wage ordinance is almost reality. This Thursday, Milwaukee County Supervisors will cast the vote to override Chris Abele’s expected veto of the Living Wage Ordinance. They …

Healthcare Enrollment Marathon Day

Over 100,000 low-income individuals in Milwaukee will have no health insurance after April 1 unless they have signed up for BadgerCare or the Healthcare Marketplace by the deadline of March 15. To make sure people get covered, Wisconsin Jobs Now …

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