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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]