Labor News

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Detroit’s Fox 2, unfair to working families

An early Christmas party at a local furniture store became the rally site for workers of Fox 2 television.

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North American Labor History Conference showcases Detroit

Duncan said the intent of the project was to insure "voices from the past are not lost."

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Governor and EM should hear stories of hardship, says Detroit judge

Gov. Snyder and Kevyn Orr should listen to the audio, said Detroit bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes, in hearing objections to the city's Chapter 9 bankruptcy application.

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Doesn’t feel like shared sacrifice to Detroit’s pensioners

"We have retirees who are in their eighties and nineties - are they supposed to get a job?"

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Unions scramble to aid victims in Detroit bankruptcy filing

WASHINGTON - Union leaders, both in Detroit and nationally, blasted the decision of Detroit's state-appointed financial czar to file for bankruptcy for the 750,000-person Motor City, even as they scrambled to try to help their members and retirees who suddenly face a very uncertain future.

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Detroit needs jobs, not emergency managers

"We don't need an emergency manager; we need someone to help manage our emergency."

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Labor movement celebrates Saundra Williams

"An outstanding and phenomenal woman," noted Metro Detroit Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) President Millie Hall about Metro Detroit AFL-CIO President Saundra Williams.

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MI unions seek bargaining rights amendment

"Working families who built Michigan's middle class now want to rebuild it," Teamsters President James Hoffa said.

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Autoworkers negotiate with “wind in their face”

The United Auto Workers union has now completed its negotiations with the domestic auto companies.

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Michigan labor ready to march on Labor Day, win in 2012

With a Republican governor and Republican-controlled legislature, Labor Day Mobilization Luncheon took on special significance.

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