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Today's news - Michigan

AFSCME Fights Anti-Worker Lame Duck Shenanigans in Michigan 2018-12-15 [AFSCME]

UAW organizes Flex-N-Gate plant in Shelby Township 2018-12-14 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Michigan lowers acceptable blood lead levels for workers 2018-12-14 [ABC]

GM workers hold rally to protest plant closures 2018-12-09 [Click on Detroit]

Michigan Republicans Rush To Weaken Unions In Lame-Duck Session 2018-12-07 [Huff Post]

Westin hotel at Detroit Metro Airport avoids strike as union approves new contract 2018-12-07 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Republicans move to exempt 93.5% of Michigan companies from paid sick leave law 2018-12-05 [Daily Kos]

Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all 2018-12-02 [AP]

Michigan Senate votes to scrap school union ‘release time’ 2018-11-28 [Detroit News]

Faculty trained by their union to use hockey pucks to thwart shooters 2018-11-28 [680]

Ex-Detroit Lion Barney accuses pizza chain of discrimination 2018-11-13 [Albany Times Union]

Book Cadillac workers had support for strike 2018-11-06 [Detroit News]

Michigan Democrats, Republicans battle for blue-collar workers 2018-11-06 [Detroit News]

Detroit hotel workers reach contract deal, end strike 2018-11-05 [13abc]

Workers, hotel reach an agreement at Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac 2018-11-05 [Curbed Detroit]

Strike ends: Hotel workers reach settlement with Westin Book Cadillac 2018-11-04 [Detroit Free Press]

Strike cancellations hit Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hard 2018-11-03 [Detroit Free Press]

To win the Midwest, labor-backed coalition pursues minorities who haven’t voted before in midterms 2018-11-01 [WaPo]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

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

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [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]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

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

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [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]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [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 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]

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

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

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

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [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]

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

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [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]