Jerry Bader

Kohler Worker Claims Intimidation Tactics By Union

A worker at Kohler Company’s Sheboygan County facility is claiming UAW Local 833 is using intimidation to pressure him into joining the union.  Joshua Herr told Media Trackers that he has worked in the pottery division for about seven months but has decided not to join the union, an option he has under a Right […]

Ripon College President: Teaching Trump Comes Full Circle

By Amelia Heup for Media Trackers Ripon, Wisconsin is probably best known for two things: cookies and being the birthplace of the Republican Party.  Ripon College, a liberal-arts institution with an enrollment of close to 800 students at the heart of a community of 8,000 residents with the goals of the institution to have town-gown […]

Mitchell: 200k Is “An OK Living”

If you were to ask the typical Wisconsinite “what is an OK living,” you’d likely get a wide variety of answers. Some people may consider $30,000 a year an okay income, depending on their overall circumstance. With Wisconsin’s average household income at about $66,000, it’s likely most respondents would say $200,000 a year is better […]

John Doe Judge Looks To Determine His Authority

By Jerry Bader and Sam Morateck Brown County Circuit Court Judge Kendall Kelley gave the appearance of a new hire looking for an employee’s manual in his first hearing as a newly-appointed John Doe Judge Thursday.  Kelley laid out three series of questions to attorneys and principles in the courtroom designed to determine what he […]

Dallet’s Light Sentence for Pedophile Not the Whole Story

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Judge Rebecca Dallet’s decision to give a man only two years for attempting to sexually assault minor children, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is disturbing. But it isn’t just the length of the sentence handed down by Dallet that’s raising concerns she was being soft on a […]

Brown County Hearing Set for John Doe Issues

Brown County Judge Kendall Kelley has scheduled a hearing for 1:30 PM Thursday to “present legal issues,” including Attorney General Brad Schimel’s request to initiate contempt of court proceedings against nine agents in the John Doe investigation. Following the release of a report into an investigation concerning the leak of John Doe documents to a […]

Bill Penzey Plays the Nazi Card

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers It turns out Bill Penzey is an old movie buff. The owner of Penzy’s Spices is remembering the 75th anniversary of Casablanca with another spice special in his latest email to customers. Conservatives, however, may find the spices a little bitter to the taste when they read what Penzey […]

DCI Probe Into Ozaukee Co. Courts Yielded No Charges, But Questions Remain

A 2016 State Department of Criminal Investigation probe into possible misconduct in the Ozaukee County Circuit Court system resulted in no charges being filed, Media Trackers has learned. The investigation was prompted by complaints from a judge that won a contentious 2013 judicial election. Attorney Joe Voiland defeated Circuit Judge Tom Wolfgram, a three-term incumbent, […]

More Union Love(Dollars) for Mitchell

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers It’s against the bylaws of the state’s firefighter union for a member to enrich himself at his union brothers’ expense, but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Dan Bice uncovered just how running has benefitted Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell financially and politically. Now campaign finance reports reveal more about how […]