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Detroit Bus Drivers Win Protections Against Virus Through Strike 2020-03-30 [Labor Notes]

Sterling Heights FCA workers say they held walkout after employee tested positive 2020-03-26 [FOX]

Auto Companies Announce Closure Following Outbreak of Wildcat Strikes 2020-03-19 [Labor Notes]

UAW, Detroit Three launch COVID-19 task force 2020-03-16 [Detroit News]

 VIDEO UAW Michigan Workers On Elections, Coronavirus, GM Strike, Democracy & Internationalism For more info 2020-03-10 [LVP]

Workers At Detroit McDonalds File Strike Notice, Demand $15 An Hour As Bernie Sanders Comes To Town 2020-03-07 [WWJ]

Nursing home union workers rally in Detroit demanding better pay, benefits 2020-02-09 [Detroit News]

GM and the UAW at odds over temps at key plant; 240 let go 2020-01-12 [Detroit Free Press]

Fight emerges over cannabis 'labor peace' regs 2020-01-12 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

83 years ago, Flint Sit-Down Strike triggered the birth of the UAW 2019-12-30 [MLive]

MI workers making minimum wage will get slight raise in 2020 2019-12-28 [Click on Detroit]

U.S. Steel delivers unwelcome Christmas surprise to Michigan town 2019-12-22 [Reuters]

GM workers ratify contract, ending contentious strike 2019-10-29 [Fairfax media]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1860 Some 6,000 shoemakers, later joined by 20,000 other workers, are on strike in Lynn, Massachussets. They get wage increases but not recognition for their union. [more]

7-03-1920 “Hunger march” by the unemployed to the Ford factories in Dearborn, asking for help and hiring. Police shoot at crowd, killing 4 and injuring 60 people. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

15-03-1917 The Supreme Court approves the 8-hour day law as rail workers threaten national strike. [more]

15-03-1948 National strike by bituminous coal miners demanding pensions. [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]