Released for Labor Day 2022, the State of Working Wisconsin celebrates promising trends and worker achievements, while continuing to shine a light on the deep underlying challenges and inequalities facing Wisconsin workers. The report includes sections on jobs, wages, unions, and Wisconsin worker organizing in 2022.
The State of Working Wisconsin has presented the workers’ perspective on the economy since 1996.
To align with the release of the State of Working Wisconsin, High Road Strategy Center and the Havens Wright Center for Social Justice hosted Working Wisconsin 2022: What’s Motivating Worker Organizing in Wisconsin, an online panel event featuring organizers from unionizing drives across the state. Held on Sept. 7, the panel included Wisconsin workers from important drives to improve jobs in health care, entertainment venues, hotels, and more.
In 2022, we released two reports analyzing the potential impacts of public spending on a proposed soccer stadium and mixed-use development dubbed “The Iron District” in downtown Milwaukee.
Playing with Public Money in Milwaukee details the economic impact of similar developments in five other cities, while Worker Power Levels the Playing Field centers the question of how to ensure community benefits from public investment in private interests such as the Iron District.