Pro-union workers say Nissan has threatened to close its Canton, Mississippi assembly plant if workers vote for the United Auto Workers to represent them.
Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the Michigan Supreme Court to rule quickly on the constitutionality of a right-to-work law that takes effect in two months.
“We’re going to lobby every time we feel it’s necessary,” said Mike Green, president of United Auto Workers Local 652. “
Talking to reporters during the North American International Auto Show media preview, UAW President Bob King says the union is mapping out a strategy.
Michigan went from being home of the UAW and stronghold of the labor movement to becoming the 24th state in the union to adopt Right to Work legislation. This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with one of the architects of the campaign.
Less than 24 hours after Gov. Rick Snyder put the “right to work” issue back on the table, it’s been a volatile day in Lansing.
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.
Detroit police confirmed an employee was fatally stabbed at the facility on Jefferson Ave., near 6 Mile Road.
While a police investigation is still ongoing, workers at the plant say it all started with a feud that began a few days ago over the suspect’s wife.
Vice President Joe Biden is using a Labor Day rally in Detroit to portray President Obama’s re-election campaign as a battle to defend the interest of working people from a Republican attack.