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,”
In a statement, the mediators say the terms are “fair and balanced” and provide security for workers and economic feasibility for Detroit.
Uniformed retirees would see no cuts to their pension benefits under an agreement between the city of Detroit and police and fire unions.
“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?”
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.
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.
AFSCME Council 25 is reacting to the release of Kevyn Orr’s plan to dig Detroit out of debt.
Workers at VW Chattanooga plant vote Thursday and Friday on union representation.