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Laura Dresser

Laura Dresser, Center on Wisconsin Strategy associate director.

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Why Is There A Worker Shortage?

Why Is There A Worker Shortage?

Employers disagree, but big decline in child care centers could be a key issue.

Employment, Unemployment Both Rising

Employment, Unemployment Both Rising

In April, number of people in state working rose by 7,100 even as unemployment rate rose.

How Act 10 Changed Wisconsin Unions

How Act 10 Changed Wisconsin Unions

Public sector unions contend with declining membership, reduced political power and restricted collective bargaining rights.

Wisconsin Unemployment Grew in December

Wisconsin Unemployment Grew in December

Unemployment rate has fluctuated since September.

Wisconsin Unemployment Increased in October

Wisconsin Unemployment Increased in October

Service sector lost nearly 30,000 jobs.

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Crisis makes Labor Day 2020 like no other, experts at roundtable discussion say.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin Invented Unemployment Insurance
The State of Politics

Wisconsin Invented Unemployment Insurance

Jobless benefits began in 1932 with $15 check. Program now crucial during pandemic.

COVID-19 Pandemic Hitting Low-Wage Workers Hardest

COVID-19 Pandemic Hitting Low-Wage Workers Hardest

Low-wage workers are more likely to lose their job and get the virus.

Wisconsinites Starting To Ignore Stay-At-Home Order

Wisconsinites Starting To Ignore Stay-At-Home Order

State residents starting to experience “quarantine fatigue.”

Reopen Wisconsin Rally Planned

Reopen Wisconsin Rally Planned

A group is organizing a protest of the stay at home order, much like the one in Michigan.

Op Ed: Trump Running On The Economy
Op Ed

Trump Running On The Economy

But warning signs are flashing nationally and in Wisconsin.

Midwest, State’s Racial Gaps Grow

Midwest, State’s Racial Gaps Grow

State’s African Americans far behind in education, employment, wages.

State’s Middle Class Hasn’t Rebounded

State’s Middle Class Hasn’t Rebounded

Study finds 55.7% of state’s households are middle-income, down from 59.7% in 2000.

Left Behind by the Economic Recovery

Left Behind by the Economic Recovery

Study of state shows stagnant wages for most and pockets of rural and urban unemployment.

Op Ed: BadgerCare Changes Will Hurt Workers
Op Ed

BadgerCare Changes Will Hurt Workers

Most Medicaid recipients work, could lose health care under Walker proposal.

Wisconsin Budget: Uneven Progress for Wisconsin Workers
Wisconsin Budget

Uneven Progress for Wisconsin Workers

Slow job growth, wage stagnation and one in four workers earn poverty wages.