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Today's news - Michigan

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]

‘Major victory’ for teachers: $550M refund 2017-12-21 [Detroit News]

Employees, not test scores, make schools great 2017-12-20 [Detroit News]

Democrats try again to repeal Right to Work law 2017-12-13 [IPR]

MI AFL-CIO: Reject the Republican tax plan 2017-12-13 [Detroit News]

Trade unions to launch campaign to protect prevailing wage 2017-12-12 [MI Radio]

Teachers in Utica, Taylor protest contract negotiations 2017-12-12 [Detroit News]

Local UAW collects toys to give children unforgettable holiday 2017-12-04 [WNEM]

Show your support for Michigan Police and Fire! 2017-11-27 [UAW]

Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger accused of violating restraining order by disciplining employee 2017-11-22 [Macomb Daily]

State workers paying union dues drops to 84% 2017-11-15 [The Journal]

Bishop Noa Home support staff join USW Union 2017-11-15 [Fox]

Saginaw Social Service Workers Vote For Teamster Representation 2017-11-14 [Teamsters]

Detroit Auto Workers Fitted With Metal Exoskeletons To Reduce Injury 2017-11-10 [Huff Post]

Judge OKs restraining order against Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger 2017-10-28 [Macomb Daily]

Judge to Macomb Clerk Spranger: Stop harassing union members 2017-10-28 [Detroit Free Press]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]