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Today's news - Michigan

Detroit hotel risks loss of event business if strike isn't resolved soon 2018-10-19 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Steelworkers ratify four-year labor contract with Cleveland-Cliffs 2018-10-12 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Workers at Metro Airport Westin vote to authorize strike, union says 2018-10-12 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital charged with unfair labor practices 2018-10-11 [Oakland Press]

Workers strike at Westin Book Cadillac hotel downtown 2018-10-10 [FOX]

Union members wonder why NBA, MLB and NHL players aren't showing support 2018-10-09 [Yahoo]

Workers strike at Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac hotel 2018-10-08 [WVVA]

Westin Book Cadillac workers walk-off jobs, demand 'fair wages' from Marriott 2018-10-08 [Detroit Free Press]

 VIDEO Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hotel workers go on strike 2018-10-08 [WXYZ]

Marriott workers strike Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac 2018-10-08 [Detroit News]

Labor strife on the rise in Southeast Michigan 2018-09-30 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

They're back: Road crews return to I-696, M-59 projects 2018-09-29 [Macomb Daily]

Industrial park road locked out 2018-09-27 [Daily Mining Gazette]

Gov Snyder hires scabs to restart road construction in MI 2018-09-26 [FOX]

Snyder considers use of National Guard as scabs for road projects amid labor dispute 2018-09-24 [Crain]

Contractors, union in road dispute agree to meet Gov Snyder 2018-09-23 [WILX]

Meeting planned in roads lockout 2018-09-23 [Daily News]

Union, MITA agree to face-to-face talks in ongoing roadwork dispute 2018-09-22 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Nurses confront University of Michigan governing board as strike looms 2018-09-21 [Detroit Free Press]

University of Michigan nurses authorize work stoppage in protest of unfair labor practices 2018-09-18 [Oakland Press]

In Michigan, Democrats Go Back to Square One: Union Voters 2018-09-16 [NY Times]

More than 160 road projects in Michigan affected by union lockout 2018-09-12 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Coca-Cola plant in Kalamazoo to close. 102 employees affected 2018-09-11 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Labor lockout delays Washtenaw County roads projects 2018-09-08 [MLive]

Union lockout halts work at some Mich. road projects 2018-09-05 [The News]

Union lockout under way at road construction sites 2018-09-05 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Union lockout could disrupt projects throughout Southeast MI 2018-09-01 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

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]

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 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [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]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [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]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [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]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [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]