There's been a ton of talk about how badly state employees, including UW-Madison workers, have fared in recent years. Here's a graphic from the Wisconsin University Union (WUU) showing the basic effects of the pay plan over the last decade. We've lost a quarter of our real income over the last decade. As always, click to embiggen.
This is the current state of affairs, before the huge cuts and lapses kick in.
Grad student workers, classified staff and increasingly academic staff are reaching crisis mode now, and I've heard faculty talk about struggling to cover basic expenses.
Time to stand up and work for the recall. While there's still a University of Wisconsin–Madison.