The United Auto Workers Union commemorating the 75th anniversary of the famous “Battle of the Overpass” outside the Ford Rouge complex.
What lies ahead for public unions?
Council President Charles Pugh has promised to address union concerns and vote soon on an agreement with the state to handle the city’s finances.
Detroit’s unions are fuming over possibly losing some of their organized labor muscle in the agreement being worked out between the city and the state over Detroit’s finances.
Mayor Dave Bing said contract negotiations with the Detroit Police Officers Association produced an agreement on economics but a few things still need to be worked out.
As the Flint GM sit down strike neared its moment of truth 75 years ago, coal miners’ union founder John L. Lewis filled the leadership vacuum at the top of the UAW.
Governor Snyder is opposed to the idea of the legislature trying to make Michigan a Right to Work state this year, but supporters say they may be able to get around that.
The state says seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates have decreased in 14 of Michigan’s 17 major labor markets.
While Mayor Dave Bing calls for paycuts and concessions, an AFSME local rep tells WWJ unions have offered concrete proposals the city has ignored.
The federal government says on-the-job deaths in Michigan rose 50 percent in the latest annual figures.