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Today's news - Michigan

AT&T union workers call for job security 2018-08-07 [Detroit News]

Musicians allege age discrimination in Michigan orchestra 2018-08-06 [Albany Times Union]

It’s the summer of pension reform for Teamsters 2018-08-01 [The News]

SEIU Local 1 janitors to make announcement regarding potential strike at Spirit of Detroit statue 2018-07-31 [WDIV]

Thousands of Detroit janitors ready to strike if they don't get $15/hour wage 2018-07-25 [WXYZ]

Federal employees to protest Trump orders in Detroit rally Wednesday 2018-07-25 [The Free Press]

Downtown Detroit workers say they're prepared to strike 2018-07-24 [The Free Press]

Downtown Detroit workers to announce strike decision at vigil Monday 2018-07-23 [The Free Press]

Union votes to ratify new contract for lecturers at all 3 University of Michigan campuses 2018-07-15 [Click on Detroit]

De Vos-funded Mackinac Center not right about prevailing wage repeal, union workers 2018-07-02 [Detroit News]

Detroit teachers unions won’t be hurt by the Janus decision. They already survived. 2018-06-22 [Chalkbeat]

Janitors union rallies supporters to 'Fight for 15' as workers prepare for contract talks 2018-06-15 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Labor Voices: GOP errs with prevailing wage repeal 2018-06-13 [Detroit News]

Will ending union wages on Michigan public projects save money, or just lower pay? 2018-06-12 [Bridge MI]

GOP-controlled legislature repeals 1965 prevailing wage law 2018-06-08 [Mining Jrnl]

Union worker walkout brings AT&T back to the bargaining table 2018-06-08 [News-Herald]

Celebrity Judges, Fans Choose Their Favorites in UAW *Make It in the USA* Song and Video Contest 2018-06-05 [UAW]

AT&T union workers on strike say company 'intimidated' them to approve contract 2018-06-01 [MLive]

Volunteers renovating Latino Women Empowerment Center in SW Detroit plan major effort on Saturday 2018-05-25 [MBTTC]

United Steelworkers Local 209 Participate in Informational Picketing at Besser 2018-05-17 [WBKB]

Sinai Grace Hospital workers in Detroit vote to make their jobs good #UNION jobs by uniting in SEIU 2018-05-17 [SEIU]

Union Making Last-Ditch Appeal To Stop Prevailing Wage Ban 2018-05-15 [WEMU]

Hospital responds to strike authorization vote 2018-04-24 [FOX]

Unemployment victims need relief 2018-04-11 [Detroit News]

University of Michigan lecturers hold off on strike for now 2018-04-09 [Detroit Free Press]

Univ MI lecturers vote to strike next week 2018-04-05 [Detroit News]

Detroit: Unexplained Firings at Charter School Rattle Teachers, Students 2018-04-03 [Diane Ravitch]

Macomb County retirees health-care dispute goes to state Supreme Court 2018-04-01 [Macomb Daily]

NLRB issues a complaint against Duke LifePoint 2018-03-29 [FOX]

MI teachers union loses appeal on case involving when members can quit 2018-03-25 [WZZM]

Heritage Guitars lays off workers 2018-03-19 [WHIO]

Tom Ultican: How DeVos and Her Allies Destroyed the Public Schools of Detroit 2018-03-13 [Diane Ravitch]

Judge rejects Huron Valley nurses' lawsuit against Detroit Med Ctr 2018-03-13 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Labor Voices: Case is cover for anti-union advocates 2018-03-07 [Detroit News]

Detroit Families, Students, and Teachers Speak Out Against So-Called Choice 2018-02-20 [Diane Ravitch]

Detroit Workers Join Nationwide Protests to Fight for Higher Wages 2018-02-17 [MI Chronicle]

Steelworkers protesting for fair contracts, saying ‘We need to feed our families’ 2018-02-16 [FOX]

Low income workers march in Detroit for $15 minimum wage 2018-02-13 [WXYZ]

Detroit fast-food workers to rally for $15 minimum wage 2018-02-12 [The Hill]

UFCW Faces Lawsuit Over Strict Opt-Out Demands 2018-02-07 [Inside Sources]

Former Detroit Medical Center employee claims firing was retaliation for union activities 2018-02-03 [Becker's Hospital Rev]

More indictments coming in FCA-UAW bribery scandal 2018-01-29 [The Free Press]

Faculty says *union, yes* 2018-01-27 [Herald-Palladium]

Democratic candidates for governor talk jobs, unions 2018-01-25 [The Free Press]

Union membership increased by 1.2 percent in 2017 2018-01-19 [Detroit News]

UAW to protest outside Detroit auto show over closure of Toledo Fiat Chrysler facility 2018-01-18 [Detroit Free Press]

Pres MI AFL-CIO: Working people deserve more from Gov Rick Snyder 2018-01-10 [Detroit News]

Avoiding asbestos and workplace hazards: Safety training facility to open at Hilltop Center 2018-01-06 [Herald-Palladium]

UAW VP: Focus on income inequality 2017-12-27 [Detroit News]

UAW rips Ford plan to move electric vehicles to Mexico 2017-12-23 [Wheels 24]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]