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Local Unions Throwing Support Behind Democrat Cavanaugh For County Executive

Cavanaugh is a current state representative hoping to unseat Bob Ficano and said that he will fight to avoid an emergency manager.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014

Judge Won’t Upset Key Part Of Michigan Right-To-Work Law

A judge has rejected a challenge to a key portion of a Michigan law that allows workers to have a job without giving financial support to a union.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2014

Members of the American Federation of Government Employees and supporters from other AFL-CIO unions, marched outside the McNamara Federal 
Building in downtown Detroit. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Local Federal Employees Protest Shutdown In Detroit

Union members carried signs as they marched Thursday in downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2013

Protesters gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 6. (credit: WWJ/Jeff Gilbert).

Labor Unions Look To Federal Court To Stop Right-To-Work

Michigan’s right-to-work law is set to go into effect in late March and labor unions are heading to federal court in an attempt to block the law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2013

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VP Joe Biden Part Of Detroit’s Labor Day Celebration

The vice president will be speaking at a noon rally following Detroit’s annual Labor Day parade which steps off at 9 a.m. from the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2012

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AFL-CIO Elects New President

Karla Swift is the new president of the Michigan AFL-CIO, succeeding Mark Gaffney who led the labor group for 12 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2011

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Thomas Turner, Former Union Leader, Dies At 83

Turner was elected president of the Wayne County AFL-CIO in 1968 — and the next year was elected president of the newly formed Metro-Detroit AFL-CIO. He held that post for 20 years before retiring in 1989.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2011

Labor Day Parade 2010. (WWJ File Photo)

Labor Day Parade Theme: America Wants To Work

Thousands will join in for a march and rally in Detroit Monday, all part of the Labor Day Parade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2011

WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas

Union Members, Supporters Rally In Lansing

A crowd of thousands gathered in Lansing, Wednesday, for an afternoon rally — with union members leading the charge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/16/2011

AFL-CIO Splinters As Dissident Groups Announce Defection

Hundreds Of Union Members To Rally In Lansing

Union members plan to rally against a bill that would end collective bargaining.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2011