Labor

Rick Haglund: U.S. automakers aren’t toasting Trump’s tariffs

If you were around in the 1950s and 1960s, you didn’t see many foreign-made cars on U.S. roads, especially in Michigan. You might have spotted...

Auto insurance reform passage shows bipartisanship isn’t just a buzzword —...

After decades of fits and starts, a bill overhauling Michigan’s one-of-a-kind no-fault auto insurance law is finally zooming to a governor’s desk. The Republican-led Michigan...

Michigan AFL-CIO re-elects president, treasurer in Detroit

The Michigan American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) announced Friday that its members re-elected its president and treasurer at the group’s convention...

Whitmer to Trump administration: Hands off overtime regulations

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor last week opposing a proposed change to overtime wage rules, saying...

Dingell: Trump trade deal ‘a bad bill’ that doesn’t have her...

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) appeared on Fox News over the weekend to discuss the Trump administration’s proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), saying...

Levin touts support for national pro-union legislation

Updated, 1:58 p.m. 5/10/19, with other Michigan co-sponsors of the bill U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.), a former union organizer, says that strengthening workers’...

Exclusive: Weingarten fires back at DeVos, says we ‘wouldn’t even need...

Updated, 2:30 p.m., with comments from DeVos' office. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday blasted the head of a teachers union for her salary,...
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Union: New MSU grad student contract offers raise, helps international employees

One month after criticizing Michigan State University for “negligence and apathy” during contract negotiations, the union representing its graduate school employees has announced a...
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Whitmer selects UM prof to lead unemployment agency

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday morning that she was appointing Steve Gray, a University of Michigan law professor, as the head of the state’s...

Beaumont Royal Oak nurses launch union effort

Nurses at Beaumont Health’s Royal Oak hospital have launched a unionization effort, according to the organizing union, the Michigan Nurses Association. Nurses at the...

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