Morning Links for June 17, 2015

New state jobs numbers are in, Gov. Walker keeps traveling, the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Finals and a potential bus driver strike during Summerfest.

Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday.

  • Could there be a bus driver strike during Summerfest? 96 percent of Milwaukee County Transit System bus drivers voted yesterday to authorize their union leaders to call a strike. Leaders meet on June 26 — the first Thursday of the Big Gig.
  • New jobs numbers are in from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Wisconsin ranks about where you’d expect: 35th (during Gov. Walker’s first term).
  • The Washington Post looks into Gov. Walker’s recent travels abroad. He’s currently in Canada.




Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.