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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]

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]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]