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Today's news - Michigan

9-hour UAW strike ends with deal for workers who supply parts to Ford, FCA, Tesla 2019-06-22 [Detroit Free Press]

Detroit Metro Airport food workers could strike over low wages 2019-06-12 [Detroit Free Press]

Detroit Security Guards Authorize a Strike as They Push for a Union and $15-an-Hour Living Wage 2019-06-11 [Deadline Detroit]

Union workers at V.A. Medical Center in Battle Creek protest to keep workplace rights 2019-06-07 [FOX]

Bill Ford: UAW Helped the Entire Industry Get Back on Its Feet 2019-06-03 [Deadline Detroit]

Gov Gretchen Whitmer opposes Trump administration overtime proposal, saying rules are too weak 2019-05-21 [WWMT]

Trumpka in Michigan: 2020 must be about workers 2019-05-16 [AFL-CIO]

Judge rules in favor of Huron Valley-Sinai nurses regarding breaks in ongoing battle 2019-05-07 [Hometown Life]

Lear Corporation in Flint votes to join UAW 2019-05-04 [MLive]

Road construction workers ratify 5-year contract 2019-05-01 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

MI cracking down on companies that avoid paying full wages, overtime and taxes 2019-04-24 [Fox]

AG Launches Payroll Fraud Unit to Stem Misclassification 2019-04-24 [Work Comp Cntrl]

MI AG plans crackdown on worker misclassification 2019-04-23 [Bradenton Herald]

Mighty Good Coffee workers say they're being laid off after unionizing; Ann Arbor locations reportedly will close 2019-04-18 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Top Michigan CEOs made 300 times more than employees 2019-04-15 [Detroit News]

MSU grad student union says new contract hurts foreign students 2019-04-06 [Michigan Advance]

UWUA celebrates Women’s History Month with an original Rosie the Riveter 2019-03-30 [The Press and Guide]

Nurses win as Huron Valley-Sinai hospital agrees to settle charges of illegal behavior 2019-03-30 [MI Nurses Assn]

Union Members To Honor ‘Rosie the Riveter’ By Painting In Dearborn 2019-03-23 [CBS]

We don’t even make a living wage: Grad employees call for change at rally 2019-03-21 [State News]

UAW puts its money where its mouth is 2019-03-17 [Automotive News]

Protesters celebrate Wendy’s pulling out of University of Michigan, call for continued boycott 2019-03-11 [MLive]

GM to lay off about 80 Pontiac Metal Center workers 2019-03-07 [Detroit Free Press]

240 more workers from GM's Detroit-Hamtramck, Lordstown accept transfers 2019-02-06 [Detroit News]

Union settles lawsuit with Port Huron Schools employees 2019-02-06 [Times Herald]

Thousands of GM workers at soon-to-be closed U.S. plants face uncertainty 2019-02-05 [NBC]

GM wokers protest plant closures outside Detroit auto show charity gala 2019-01-22 [UAW]

Morale 'lowest ever' among TSA workers at Detroit Airport during government shutdown 2019-01-13 [Click]

AFSCME Power on Full Display in the MI Legislature 2019-01-04 [AFSCME]

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]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]