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September 18, 2020 | PBS Wisconsin Here & Now
Laura Dresser was a guest on PBS Wisconsin Here & Now weekly news program, sharing findings on the toll COVID-19 is taking on Wisconsin’s workforce.
Friday, September 18, 2020
7:30pm

Permanent link here.
September 10, 2020 | Wisconsin Examiner
Wages, benefits, union rights and Black lives take center stage in Labor Day 2020 roundtable discussion. Full article here.
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. 
We are so thankful to the workers who shared their insights with us. The conversation ranged from the difficulty of caring for patients with dementia during a time of isolation; the important of unions in providing a voice for workers; the disproportionate impact of the economic crisis on Black and Brown Wisconsinites; the dangerous exposure to COVID-19 for healthcare workers despite no additional hazard pay; and more. The video is available to watch on the MASH Facebook page.  


See the State of Working Wisconsin here: https://workingwi.org/

August 28, 2020 | Bloomberg Balance of Power Podcast
David Westin speaks with experts from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg Tax and Bloomberg Law about how lawmakers, government officials, and business leaders impact business and American policies at home and abroad.
August 27, 2020 | Bloomberg
The proximity of these three hot spots shines a light on an under-appreciated facet of life in the Midwest: Inequality there is, by some measures, as high or higher than in any other part of the country. A 2019 report assembled by several progressive-leaning think tanks shows the region dominates lists of states with the greatest racial inequality in incomes, homeownership and incarceration.
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. Full article here.
August 03, 2020 | Wisconsin Public Radio
Think Tank Will Provide Live Updates On Wisconsin Economy Amid COVID-19. Download interview with Laura Dresser here.
August 01, 2020 | Urban Milwaukee
“Everybody has experienced some change in their work from this pandemic,” said Laura Dresser
July 29, 2020 | Spectrum News 1

Wisconsin’s Racial Divides Persist. 

Full article here.

July 29, 2020 | WPR/Central Time

Laura Dresser interviewed on WPR's Central Time.

Interview link here.

July 22, 2020 | Wisconsin Examiner
SOWW Report describes the worst crisis in decades, made harder by longstanding economic weaknesses.
Full article here.
June 26, 2020 | Efficientgov.com

Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors Innovation Project announced the winners of their joint grant program and have named the City of Salem, MA as a $5,000.00 winner.  

With this grant, the City will operate a free weekly mobile farmers’ market this summer at three affordable housing sites where hundreds of Salem children reside.

Full store here.

June 26, 2020 | Patch.com
Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors Innovation Project announced the winners of their joint grant program and have named the City of Salem, MA as a $5,000.00 winner. The program aims to empower municipal leaders to improve children’s health and reduce health disparities in communities, in particular by supporting efforts that de-crease neurotoxic exposures. Full store here.
June 26, 2020 | WCIA.com - Champaign, IL
Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors Innovation Project announced the winners of their joint grant program and have named the City of Champaign Township, IL as a $10,000.00 winner. The program aims to empower municipal leaders to improve children’s health and reduce health disparities in communities, in particular by supporting efforts that de-crease neurotoxic exposures. Full store here.
June 19, 2020 | WPR.org
Evers Introduces Package Of Bills Targeting Police Reforms
Legislation Would Establish Statewide Use Of Force Standards
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