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MI Nurses Association, UPHS - Marquette nurses file Unfair Labor Practice charge 2017-10-22 [UpMatters]

Deal ends strike by workers at Arbor Hills landfill 2017-10-15 [CRAIN'S]

Arbor Hill landfill union workers say they're on strike until a contract is reached 2017-10-14 [MLive]

Strikers at Arbor Hills landfill want comprehensive contract 2017-10-12 [Crain's]

 VIDEO Workers at metro Detroit landfill go out on strike, picket at entrance 2017-10-11 [WXYZ]

 VIDEO Nurses union continues strike on unsafe staffing levels at UPHS 2017-10-08 [UpMatters]

 VIDEO Nurses, UP Health System–Marquette hospital official talk about strike 2017-10-06 [ABC]

 VIDEO Nurses union strikes against UPHS-Marquette 2017-10-06 [UpMatters]

Detroit school janitors working for private U.S. Metro Group to announce Monday whether to strike 2017-10-02 [Detroit Free Press]

Conservative hit group barred from releasing covertly collected union data 2017-09-30 [MI LIve]

10 farm workers arrested in ICE raid 2017-09-23 [MI Radio]

How 1000 Nurses in Northern Michigan went union 2017-09-22 [Labor Notes]

Snyder Appointees On Michigan Civil Service Commission Undermine Collective Bargaining For State Workers 2017-09-22 [Workers Independent News]

Civil Service Commission limits bargaining by unionized state workers 2017-09-22 [Bedford Now]

How 1,000 Nurses in Northern Michigan Went Union 2017-09-21 [Labor Notes]

Board limits bargaining by unionized state workers 2017-09-21 [Crain's]

DACA workers would leave a hole in Michigan economy if forced to leave 2017-09-15 [Capital News Service]

Protests break out at Grand Rapids Bridge Walk 2017-09-07 [Grand Valley Lanthorn]

Grand Rapids Labor Day walk disrupted by ATU 2017-09-06 [Rapidian]

 VIDEO Politicians, Union Workers Participate In Detroit Labor Day Parade 2017-09-05 [CBS]

Local fast food employees are joining a nationwide Labor Day Strike 2017-09-04 [ABC]

Labor Day parade: Unions to gather Monday to show solidarity for workers' rights 2017-09-04 [Detroit Free Press]

 VIDEO Union president calls proposed cuts at Kellogg’s devastating 2017-09-02 [FOX]

UAW slams proposed Michigan state worker rules changes 2017-08-21 [Lansing State Journal]

 VIDEO Challenge to Munson Medical Center Results in Nurses Vote for Union 2017-08-12 [9&10 News]

Labor Voices: Michigan needs better trade deal than NAFTA 2017-08-09 [Detroit News]

Building Bridges: Herb Boyd's Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination For more info 2017-08-03 [WBAI Radio]

Detroit charter school teachers get tough news: Their school was in debt so they won’t get paid 2017-07-28 [Chalkbeat]

Prevailing wage foes on track 2017-07-28 [Detroit News]

Hurley nurses pushing back as labor negotiations break down 2017-07-26 [Detroit Free Press]

Ann Arbor teacher union fee violated RTW law, judge says--union membership dropped significantly in 2014, first full year under RTW 2017-07-25 [Ann Arbor News]

Make NAFTA work for us 2017-07-12 [Detroit News]

Goat vs. Union at Western MI Univ 2017-07-10 [Inside Higher Ed]

Detroit firefighters union says city bought wrong body armor 2017-07-07 [The Herald-Courier]

 VIDEO Nurses, pharmacists at Flint's Hurley Hospital awaiting negotiations for new contract 2017-06-21 [Detroit Free Press]

This Transgender Woman Is Suing McDonald's For Discrimination 2017-06-15 [BuzzFeed]

Union workers cite danger at St. Marys Cement Plant 2017-06-02 [Interlochen PR]

Republicans to Working Families: Drop Dead 2017-05-08 [MI AFL-CIO]

134 workers died on the job in 2015 2017-04-29 [Michigan Radio]

Amazon Delivery Drivers Join Teamsters Local 337 in Detroit 2017-04-22 [Teamsters]

Labor Voices: Legislature must fix unemployment system 2017-04-12 [Detroit News]

Faculty, staff labor unions at Central MI Univ are calling for a movement to oppose layoffs 2017-04-12 [Central MI Life]

Grad Employees Org votes for walkout, hosts sit-in at Union 2017-04-11 [MI Daily]

Judge Blocks Seattle’s Plan to Unionize Uber 2017-04-08 [IWF]

Wayne County road worker dies after 2 workers hit by county vehicle while patching road in Taylor 2017-03-24 [Click on Detroit]

General Motors will lay off 1,100 workers at auto plant 2017-03-07 [MSN]

State-worker unions respond to unfriendly environment 2017-03-06 [Lansing State Jrnl]

University graduate students seek compensation for diversity labor 2017-02-24 [The MI Caily]

UAW's Dennis Williams: Trump Immigration Policies 'Dangerous' And 'Un-American' 2017-02-23 [WIN]

5th grade charter school teacher Mika Yamamoto, fired from Michigan’s Renaissance Public School Academy, where she was the only teacher of color, claims she was told by her principal, “The community is not ready for your voice. 2017-02-20 [I can't escape this blog]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]