Milwaukee is sending two socialists to the state legislature for the first time in over 80 years. It’s the fruit of an impressive canvassing operation — and it marks the revival of working-class politics in Milwaukee, once a bastion of socialism.
Sam Harshner is a visiting assistant professor in history and political science at Marquette University.
Like academic workers around the country, graduate workers and non-tenure track faculty at Marquette University want a union to end low wages and high health care costs. And like university administrations around the country, Marquette is fighting them.