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  • The Pabst Theater Group's part-time employees are calling on the organization to recognize their union. Peter Rickman, president of the Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers Organization, and Kayli, an event lead at the Pabst Theater Group, share more about their efforts.
  • Last month, employees at a Starbucks in Oak Creek, Wisconsin announced their intentions to unionize. Employees Sydney LeBarron-Fahl and Hannah Fogarty share why they are pushing to unionize.
  • Earlier this year, workers at Colectivo voted to join a union, but the fight isn’t over yet. Colectivo has continued its legal fight against these efforts, questioning the validity of the vote. So far the process has taken nearly two years and although Colectivo says it will bargain in good faith with the IBEW union once it is certified, it’s unclear how long Colectivo plans to fight against the union’s certification.
  • The pandemic has exacerbated and brought to light many inequities in the low-wage labor force. COWS released their annual labor report over Labor Day weekend, examining the pandemic’s impact on the state’s job market, profiles essential workers, and explores the power of unionizing.