Michigan public universities and K-12 districts that consider signing unusually long new contracts before the contentious right-to-work law goes into effect March 28 may have to think twice.
In an effort to address the city’s budget deficit, Detroit City Council has approved a resolution imposing mandatory furlough days for some union workers.
A group of mostly union workers gathered outside Chase Bank in downtown Detroit Thursday to protest the growing disparity between the rich and poor in the U.S.
An Ingham County judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Michigan’s right-to-work law.
Labor unions and the ACLU say the state’s right-to-work law should be struck down because people were locked out of the Capitol when the bills were passed.
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.
The Michigan State Police spent an extra $900,000 on overtime and other expenses to have a large presence at the Capitol during demonstrations against a right-to-work law in December.
Government figures released Wednesday showed union membership declined from 11.8 percent to 11.3 percent of the workforce.
“We’re going to lobby every time we feel it’s necessary,” said Mike Green, president of United Auto Workers Local 652. “
It took nearly three weeks and a new contract offer to get the fighting sides in hockey’s latest labor dispute back to the bargaining table.