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United Auto Workers president Bob King. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Michigan, UAW To Begin Contract Negotiations

UAW President Bob King and other union and state government officials shook hands in Lansing Wednesday.

07/31/2013

Union members protest outside during the City of Detroit's bankruptcy hearing at the U.S. Courthouse July 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit Bankruptcy Another Setback For Unions

If the city’s gambit succeeds, it could jeopardize an important bargaining tool for unions, which often have deferred higher wages in favor of more generous pensions and health benefits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2013

UAW President Bob King among several addressing the city of Detroit filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Unions To City: Get Out Of Bankruptcy Court And Back To Bargaining Table

UAW President Bob King says the state has the responsibility to live up to its promises.

97.1 The Ticket–07/22/2013

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr (credit: George Fox/WWJ) FILE.

Detroit Emergency Manager Meets With Pension Reps

The city’s retirement system is underfunded by $3.5 billion

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit EM Team Discusses Reduced Pension Payouts With Unions

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is reportedly prepared to take Detroit into federal bankruptcy court if the city’s 30,000 employees and retirees refuse the reduced payouts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013

Charges Filed In Phony Detroit Union Scheme

Federal authorities say a Teamsters official took cash while conspiring to make it appear that workers at a fruit-and-vegetable wholesaler belonged to the union.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2013

Women’s Groups Fight To Know Everyone’s Pay To Battle Discrimination

“How much do you think he makes?” That question could come out of dirty corners around the office watercooler and get out in the sunshine if Michigan women’s groups have their way.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2013

Right-To-Work Law Takes Effect In Michigan

Michigan workers can choose not to financially support unions that bargain on their behalf under a right-to-work law now in effect.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2013

WSU Campus

WSU President: Contract Good For School, Michigan

Wayne State University’s president urged lawmakers not to limit the school’s state aid in retaliation for approving an eight-year contract just before the contentious right-to-work law goes into effect.

03/13/2013

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Warren Schools Sign 8-Year Contract Before Right-To-Work Law Takes Effect

Just weeks before the state’s new right-to-work law is set to take effect, the Warren Consolidated Board of Education unanimously approved an extended labor contract for its employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2013

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