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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]