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UAW: Majority At VW Plant Have Signed Union Cards

“We’re interested in bringing a new labor model to the U.S.,” said Gary Casteel, a regional director for the UAW.

09/11/2013

Union members protest outside during the City of Detroit's bankruptcy hearing at the U.S. Courthouse July 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit Bankruptcy Another Setback For Unions

If the city’s gambit succeeds, it could jeopardize an important bargaining tool for unions, which often have deferred higher wages in favor of more generous pensions and health benefits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2013

Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit EM To End Contracts With 2 Of City’s Biggest Unions

The office of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has sent letters to two of the city’s biggest unions, informing that their contracts will end when they expire in 10 days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2013

Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit EM Team Discusses Reduced Pension Payouts With Unions

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is reportedly prepared to take Detroit into federal bankruptcy court if the city’s 30,000 employees and retirees refuse the reduced payouts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013

Right-To-Work Law Takes Effect In Michigan

Michigan workers can choose not to financially support unions that bargain on their behalf under a right-to-work law now in effect.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2013

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WSU President: Contract Good For School, Michigan

Wayne State University’s president urged lawmakers not to limit the school’s state aid in retaliation for approving an eight-year contract just before the contentious right-to-work law goes into effect.

03/13/2013

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Warren Schools Sign 8-Year Contract Before Right-To-Work Law Takes Effect

Just weeks before the state’s new right-to-work law is set to take effect, the Warren Consolidated Board of Education unanimously approved an extended labor contract for its employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2013

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Long Labor Contracts Draw Ire Of Mich. Republicans

Michigan public universities and K-12 districts that consider signing unusually long new contracts before the contentious right-to-work law goes into effect March 28 may have to think twice.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/03/2013

Detroit Board OKs Furlough Days To Cut Costs

Detroit’s Financial Advisory Board has voted for furlough days on about 600 unionized city employees as officials work to avert a possible state financial oversight.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2013

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Union Members Motivated By Right-To-Work Vote

“This would definitely galvanize union leadership,” said Art Schwartz, a retired General Motors labor negotiator. “Like any other group, some people get involved, some people don’t, but I think you’re going to see the unions fight this every way they can.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2012

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