Production at the Honda plant will be cut in half for the rest of the week.
A judge has rejected a challenge from opponents of Michigan’s right-to-work law who claimed people were illegally locked out of the Capitol when lawmakers debated the legislation in 2012.
Unions have much to lose if the decision stands.
Athletes would be blocked from unionizing at public universities under a bill that won final passage Tuesday.
UAW officials say the creation of Local 42 will avoid the need for another election that could involve “third-party interference.”
Attendees heard from Teamsters President James Hoffa, followed by newly-elected UAW President Dennis Williams delivering his inaugural address.
Representatives from local unions across the nation approved the increase with a show of hands, raising dues from two hours of pay per month to 2 1/2 hours.
Leadership, organizing and dues are high on the minds of delegates meeting in Detroit for the first day of the UAW’s Constitutional Convention.
It’s a campaign by unions to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers and get the public behind the idea of a $15-an-hour wage
“Kevyn Orr is in the governor’s office right now, calling in individual lawmakers, trying to explain why they need to vote yes,”