labor unions

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


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

Republican Lawmakers Still Discussing Right-To-Work

A closed-door meeting between Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders failed to produce a clear direction on whether to introduce right-to-work legislation limiting unions’ ability to collect fees from non-union workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2012

Lawmakers Consider Move On Right-To-Work Legislation

Legislative leaders in Lansing are debating whether to introduce divisive right-to-work legislation that would limit unions’ ability to collect fees from non-union workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2012

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Bing Reportedly Makes Deal With Some Labor Unions

Word is circulating Wednesday morning of some major progress between the city of Detroit and its labor unions. This, in a last-ditch effort to avoid a state-appointed emergency manager.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/01/2012

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Harris Poll: Most Americans Critical Of Unions

A recent Harris Poll found that most Americans were critical of unions, while crediting them for improving wages and working conditions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2011

Detroit Newspapers And Unions At Bargaining Table

Negotiators for Detroit’s two major newspapers are at the bargaining table hours before the contracts for journalists and other unionized paper workers are set to expire Friday, Oct. 15 at midnight.