"Working families who built Michigan's middle class now want to rebuild it," Teamsters President James Hoffa said.
The initiative is a bold proposal to add an amendment to the Michigan constitution guaranteeing the right of every worker to collectively bargain.
The Hyatt hotel chain seems determined to continue an attack on housekeepers that it began more than a year ago when it fired veteran employees in Boston and replaced them with lower paid temporary workers.
Wisconsin's union busting governor Scott Walker came to Chicago last week and labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him the Windy City is a union town.
Hundreds rallied on the courthouse lawn in Newark, Ohio, on Oct. 30, "Solidarity Day," calling for repeal of Ohio's union-busting SB 5 law.
Thousands of union members overflowed the Illinois Statehouse to defend their pensions and collective bargaining rights.
The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Ohio voters favor repealing SB 5 by a 57 to 32 point margin.
Labor activists held a rally in Cleveland to mobilize voter turnout in the Nov. 8 election to defeat Issue 2 and repeal SB 5, the law that strips public employees collective bargaining rights.
Ohio unionists are ramping up their campaign to repeal right-wing Gov. John Kasich's anti-worker anti-union law, as a Nov. 8 referendum on it nears.
Leaders of the fightback against union-busting in Ohio and Wisconsin were given a heroes welcome at the Take Back the American Dream Conference.