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BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 1/12/18
Like activists and organizers across the country, 2017 was a tremendously busy year for those in the immigrant rights struggle of Milwaukee, and the closing months were no exception.
BY Kas Schwerdtfeger | Milwaukee, WI | 12/03/17
As the critical month of December rolled in, the United Parcel Service mandated nationally new work rules for package delivery drivers, increasing the workweek to 70 hours for the duration of the holiday, or peak, season.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 9/08/17
Thousands gathered in Milwaukee, Sept. 7, to protest Donald Trump's termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On Sept. 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA would be rescinded.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 8/14/17
Over 500 people marched through Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood to stand in solidarity with the wounded protesters in Charlottesville and to remember Heather Heyer, the young woman murdered by a Nazi. The rally was called by the local chapters of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
BY Oscar Hernandez | Milwaukee, WI | 7/14/17
The rooms were filled at the first two out of five sessions from the Young People’s Resistance Committee’s (YPRC) Summer School program.
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BY Sean Orr | milwaukee, WI | 5/27/17
On May 17, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke announced his appointment as Assistant Secretary to the Department of Homeland Security. Clarke will run the Office of Partnership and Engagement, which connects police and sheriff departments around the country to Homeland Security’s work.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 3/12/17
On March 5, members of Freedom Road Socialist Organization and guests came together at the African American Women's Center in Milwaukee to celebrate International Women's Day.
BY Cory Oliver | Milwaukee, WI | 3/10/17
On March 7, management of the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) announced layoffs an cuts to hours for 14 members of AFSCME Local 526, which is 8% of the workforce. After six months of negotiations and two quick months after contract ratification, these hard-working men and women found out with zero warning that their position at the museum will either be cut or working hours permanently reduced. Those who are facing reduced hours will lose their health benefits and livable wages to support their families.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 8/15/16
On Monday, Aug. 15, Mayor Tom Barrett announced a city-wide 10 p.m. curfew for teenagers. Sheriff David Clarke announced that Sherman Park, where many protests have been held, would be closed from 6 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 8/14/16
The Sherman Park neighborhood became the scene of a Ferguson-like uprising after a police killing of a Black man on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 13. At 3:30 p.m., a Milwaukee cop shot and killed a 23-year-old man they said was running away from them, near 44th and Auer Avenue.
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