The road to unionization

Morning update: Tuesday, Sept. 13

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The road to unionization

Good morning, Madison!

In case you missed it, we announced some pretty big news yesterday: Pivotal Health is our newest presenting sponsor.

Who? Pivotal Health (based in Middleton) provides in-person urgent care, primary care, and mental health services at home or work.

We're incredibly excited about this partnership. Learn more about it in the link below.

Pivotal Health becomes Madison Minutes presenting sponsor
We’re thrilled to announce our newest presenting sponsor. It’s a Middleton-based medical startup.

— Hayley

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A nurse standing at the ready, wearing scrubs with a MedicAlert ID attached.
Photo by MedicAlert UK / Unsplash

🏥 UW Health nurses have called off their strike.

📣 Crushin’ It Apparel workers have filed for a union election.

  • Some background: In August, workers at the local screen printing company presented the business's owner with a letter demanding timely pay and better working conditions. Cap Times reports nine workers were laid off — then later reinstated — because they refused to remove their names from the letter. This prompted workers to picket the south side business.  
  • Workers filed a union petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Sept. 3. If their boss doesn't voluntarily recognize the union, the petition will trigger an election.
  • The complaints: Workers allege that Crushin’ It Apparel's owner regularly paid employees late or faulty checks. Cap Times reports workers have repeatedly had checks returned by their banks. Employees also say conditions in the facility are too hot and dirty.
Policeman watching the St Patrick's parade
Photo by Fred Moon / Unsplash

🚔 Have thoughts on the police budget?

  • The city's Public Safety Review Committee will host a virtual public hearing on the proposed police budget Wednesday at 6 p.m.
  • The committee is looking for input on the following questions: What are the top three tasks/issues that MPD should focus on? Given that over 80% of the police budget goes towards personnel costs, is there a task(s) that MPD currently does that it should not? If so, what other city department or entity should be responsible for that task(s)? What research can the Public Safety Review Committee provide that would help you better understand the Police Budget and the processes by which it gets created?
  • You can register for the meeting here.

🎸 Live music is coming back to Crystal Corner.

😻 Happy Take Me Home Tuesday! Meet Daisy.

  • From DCHS: This 10-year-old cat is a friendly girl. Once she becomes comfortable, she's very loyal and enjoys being showered with attention and pets. She also likes giving snuggles. Daisy is looking for a quieter home where she can relax. Her adoption fee has been paid thanks to a generous donor.
  • Learn more about Daisy here.

🖼 Your lunchtime read: “Sifting and Reckoning” exhibit grapples with racist history of UW.

  • Via Madison365: "[Monday], a new exhibit [...] opened to the public at the Chazen Museum of Art on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The culmination of multiple years of research and planning, the UW-Madison Public History Project exhibit looks to ask questions about the real history of UW-Madison itself. The Public History Project looks to give voice to a lesser-known history of UW-Madison through students, staff, and associates of the university who have been affected by marginalization across identities."
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