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Report: No Skills Gap in Wisconsin or Beyond

There’s no skills gap holding back recovery in the job market or the broader economy, despite contrary claims from some politicians and CEOs. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, History, Economic Development and Urban Studies professor Marc V. Levine reviewed scientific literature on the skills gap concept and found no evidence to support it.

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Wisconsin Students Tell Chancellor to Drop Palermo's Pizza Contracts

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Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are taking a stand for striking Palermo's Pizza workers and you can help. They are asking university Chancellor David Ward to cut the contracts with Palermo’s unless the company hires back illegally fired workers and recognizes their union.

You can boost their cause by spreading the word with a tweet or Facebook post. Here’s how you do it.

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UW Class Explores Springsteen’s Message and Social Change Today

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Bruce Springsteen has chronicled a working-class world through the eyes of young dreamers full of hope and ambition and those beaten down by an economy that has shuttered factories and shattered dreams--a musical indictment of economic injustice. But to many young people, Bruce is their parents’ music. University of Wisconsin professor Craig Werner is opening up Springsteen’s world to a new generation.

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UW Class Explores Springsteen’s Message and Social Change Today

Chris Boland/Flickr

Bruce Springsteen has chronicled a working-class world through the eyes of young dreamers full of hope and ambition and those beaten down by an economy that has shuttered factories and shattered dreams--a musical indictment of economic injustice. But to many young people, Bruce is their parents’ music. University of Wisconsin professor Craig Werner is opening up Springsteen’s world to a new generation.

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Fifth Wisconsin University Faculty Votes for Union

Despite the ongoing attacks on workers’ rights in the state, the University of  Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) faculty today voted 117– 2 for representation by AFT. This is the fifth UW campus to do so since Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to eliminate public employee bargaining was introduced.

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More Than 1,900 Faculty Support Wis. Workers’ Rights

Even as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker heads to Capitol Hill to defend his moves to deny collective bargaining to public employees and cut vital state services, more than 1,900 faculty at public and private universities and colleges across the country are standing up for the rights of workers. 

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Will the Florida GOP Dishonor the Greatest Generation?

This is a cross-post by Harvey Kaye from New Deal 2.0. Kaye is the Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

This past Saturday, April 2, Florida Republicans launched a six-months-long, seven-city “Greatest Generation Tour” in Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park. Declaring their intention to recognize and honor the patriotic sacrifices and achievements of those who served the country in World War II—and noting that more than 1,000 of those veterans are passing away each day—state GOP spokesperson Don Salter stated that “we need to show our appreciation before it’s too late.”

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Wisconsin Students Rally to Side of State Workers

Wisconsin college and high school students are showing their support for their teachers—and for all public employees—who are under fire by Gov. Scott Walker. Walker’s budget proposal attacks family-supporting middle-class jobs through unilateral pay and benefit cuts and takes away nearly all of the workers’ collective bargaining rights.

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