Wisconsin labor unions are a timely topic, and that's putting it mildly. The Wisconsin Historical Society Press has just reissued The Labor Movement in Wisconsin: A History, by Robert Ozanne. Originally published in 1984, it covers labor from statehood to the 1950s.
"Wisconsin's workers and their leaders have always been in the vanguard of those concerned with social justice," says Melanie Roth, of the Historical Society Press.
The late author was a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught American labor history for more than 25 years.