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Day one of the UAW Convention in Detroit. (credit: Jeff Gilbert/WWJ)

Dues Increase ‘A Big Issue’ At UAW Constitutional Convention Underway In Detroit

Leadership, organizing and dues are high on the minds of delegates meeting in Detroit for the first day of the UAW’s Constitutional Convention.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2014

Workers rally outside a Detroit area McDonald's, calling for a higher minimum wage. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ) File

McDonald’s Workers In Detroit, Flint Rally For $15 Minimum Wage

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

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2014

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Bills Pending Propose $195M State Lump Sum Payment To Detroit

“Kevyn Orr is in the governor’s office right now, calling in individual lawmakers, trying to explain why they need to vote yes,”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2014

Downtown Detroit, looking south on Woodward Avenue. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit Reaches Deal With City’s Largest Union

In a statement, the mediators say the terms are “fair and balanced” and provide security for workers and economic feasibility for Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/28/2014

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No Pension Cuts For Retired Detroit Police, Firefighters In Bankruptcy Agreement

Uniformed retirees would see no cuts to their pension benefits under an agreement between the city of Detroit and police and fire unions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2014

Detroit Fire Department. (Credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ Newsradio950)

Unions: Detroit Firefighters, Police Officers ‘Will Be Destitute’ Under Emergency Manager’s Plan

“How are we going to be able to recruit firefighters and police officers. How are we going to be able to retain firefighters and police officers?”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

Judge Won’t Upset Key Part Of Michigan Right-To-Work Law

A judge has rejected a challenge to a key portion of a Michigan law that allows workers to have a job without giving financial support to a union.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2014

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Detroit Automakers Worry About UAW Money Struggles

Detroit’s three automakers — Ford, Chrysler and General Motors — are increasingly anxious about the 78-year-old union’s future. For them, it’s a “devil you know” situation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2014

Union: Detroit Restructuring Plan ‘A Gut Punch To City Workers And Retirees’

AFSCME Council 25 is reacting to the release of Kevyn Orr’s plan to dig Detroit out of debt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2014

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UAW Faces Crucial Tennessee Vote

Workers at VW Chattanooga plant vote Thursday and Friday on union representation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2014

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