Labor

Workgroup: Here’s how to reopen offices safely

The state’s Return-to-Office Workgroup has provided Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with recommendations on how employers can begin to plan for a safe, phased reopening of...

Whitmer, Michigan AFL-CIO mark Workers Memorial Day, encourage U.S. Senate to...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber during a virtual press event on Wednesday observed Workers Memorial Day and urged the U.S....

GOP-led Senate committee to reconsider state dept. funding over ‘how to...

After the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity hosted a webinar on how to form a union, the GOP-led Senate Appropriations subcommittee held a...

Ron Bieber: Pass the PRO Act to level the playing field...

Since the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) passed 51 years ago, we’ve made great strides in making workplaces safer. Because of the organizing...

Whitmer announces steps to fight payroll fraud 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced rule changes for state contract bids. The protections, in connection to her 2019 executive directive, are designed to...

Column: Right to Work has failed to live up to conservative...

Nearly a decade ago — Dec. 11, 2012, to be exact — then-Gov. Rick Snyder landed a savage right hook to Michigan’s vaunted labor...

Metro Detroit Teamsters-7 Up strike ends after 21 days

The Teamsters Local 337 strike against Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) that owns 7 Up has ended after 21 days. The metro Detroit union and the...

On this day in 1941: UAW levels strike against Ford Motor...

In 1941, Ford Motor Co. became the last Detroit Three automaker to recognize the United Automobile Workers (UAW) as a full contract partner.  On April...

Longtime Detroit Tigers vendor won’t be at opening day game, but...

Amzie Griffin worked as a vendor at Detroit Tigers opening day games every year between 1960 and 2019. However, the COVID-19 pandemic ended his...

Dingell sponsors $10T, 10-year green energy plan  

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced a Herculean $10 trillion federal infrastructure plan they say is aimed...

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