Because of the activism of working men and women, decade by decade, workers
gradually gained more protections. Wisconsin passed the nation’s first workers’
compensation in 1911 and the first unemployment compensation law in 1937. These
laws served as models for other states. In 1937, the Wisconsin Employment
Relations Act added critical state support to the right of workers to
Like all social movements, the labor movement is a story of struggle,
success, failure, and progress – a story that continues today. For example,
Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature had to fight long and hard to increase
the state minimum wage. The struggle to increase the national minimum wage is
still ongoing in Congress.
Monday, September 04, 2006
May You Have A Peaceful Labor Day
Until the rain stops and you can get outside you can relax and read The State Of Labor by Sen Robson.