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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]