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UAW leads a victory for all working people 2019-10-17 [AFL-CIO]

GM, UAW reach proposed tentative agreement; strike continues 2019-10-16 [Detroit Free Press]

Food giveaway helps Nexteer Automotive employees laid off due to UAW strike against GM 2019-10-04 [MLive]

Bills 'not being paid': UAW strike raises Michigan recession fears 2019-10-02 [The Detroit News]

Warren Pitches ‘Accountable Capitalism’ to Union Voters 2019-10-01 [Bloomberg]

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace 2019-09-20 [AP]

Signs of progress reported between GM, striking workers 2019-09-20 [MarketWatch]

Lansing business shows support for union workers 2019-09-18 [WILX]

Bay City UAW member recounts impact of 2007 strike 2019-09-18 [ABC]

MI bills target payroll fraud, bolster AG’s crackdown 2019-08-31 [Wichita Eagle]

AG announces 13 payroll fraud felonies 2019-08-30 [MI Advance]

U.S. Steel plans to lay off hundreds of workers 2019-08-20 [CNBC]

Union workers continue to strike against Rieth Riley 2019-08-10 [ABC]

Democrats Spend Little Time Courting Union Voters in Debate in Crucial Michigan 2019-08-02 [Bloomberg]

Detroit Road Workers Strike, Could Delay Major Projects Statewide 2019-08-01 [WWJ]

Beaumont Workers Feel CEO Earns Too Much and Their Pay Is Too Low 2019-07-21 [Deadline Detroit]

Beaumont nurses file unfair labor charge over anti-union actions 2019-07-11 [Detroit News]

Michigan AFL-CIO backs LGBTQ rights push in local governments 2019-06-28 [MI Advance]

Striking bricklayers picket at construction sites across state 2019-06-28 [MLive]

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]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]