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Lawsuit says workers were denied pay for months, then deported for complaining about it 2020-06-27 [MI Radio]

Workers stop production at Jefferson North in Detroit over COVID-19 concerns 2020-06-27 [Detroit News]

Bill requires employers to keep implanted microchips voluntary for workers 2020-06-26 [ABC]

Nearly 12,000 Michigan workers unemployed since May 1 still await benefits 2020-06-24 [Bridge MI]

Entertainment, gig workers rally for extended unemployment benefits 2020-06-24 [WWMT]

Unions at McLaren file labor charges over lack of transparency 2020-05-23 [Michigan Live]

Despite risks, auto workers step up to make medical gear 2020-04-27 [ABC]

 VIDEO UAW 167 Bargaining Chair Travis Watkins Fired For Defending Members Against Coronavirus Pandemic For more info 2020-04-15 [LVP]

Auto Union Official Fired for Warning Fellow Workers About COVID-19 2020-04-13 [TruthOut]

Auto Union Official Fired for Warning about COVID-19 2020-04-11 [Labor Notes]

Univ MI graduate student workers to rally in cars for contract talks 2020-04-11 [MLive]

Mid-Michigan nurses union pushes McLaren Health Care for coronavirus protections 2020-04-07 [MLive]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]