Detroit EM To End Contracts With 2 Of City's Biggest UnionsThe office of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has sent letters to two of the city’s biggest unions, informing that their contracts will end when they expire in 10 days.
Detroit EM Team Discusses Reduced Pension Payouts With UnionsEmergency 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.
Right-To-Work Law Takes Effect In MichiganMichigan workers can choose not to financially support unions that bargain on their behalf under a right-to-work law now in effect.
WSU President: Contract Good For School, MichiganWayne 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.
Warren Schools Sign 8-Year Contract Before Right-To-Work Law Takes EffectJust 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.
Long Labor Contracts Draw Ire Of Mich. RepublicansMichigan 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.
Detroit Board OKs Furlough Days To Cut CostsDetroit's Financial Advisory Board has voted for furlough days on about 600 unionized city employees as officials work to avert a possible state financial oversight.
Union Members Motivated By Right-To-Work Vote"This would definitely galvanize union leadership," said Art Schwartz, a retired General Motors labor negotiator. "Like any other group, some people get involved, some people don't, but I think you're going to see the unions fight this every way they can."
Republican Lawmakers Still Discussing Right-To-WorkA closed-door meeting between Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders failed to produce a clear direction on whether to introduce right-to-work legislation limiting unions' ability to collect fees from non-union workers.
Lawmakers Consider Move On Right-To-Work LegislationLegislative leaders in Lansing are debating whether to introduce divisive right-to-work legislation that would limit unions' ability to collect fees from non-union workers.
Bing Reportedly Makes Deal With Some Labor UnionsWord is circulating Wednesday morning of some major progress between the city of Detroit and its labor unions. This, in a last-ditch effort to avoid a state-appointed emergency manager.