News From: Michigan

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 24, 2018

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot in Michigan

Over the last few months, anti-union forces have been collecting signatures to get a repeal of the state prevailing wage law on the ballot in November. On Monday the state Board of Elections finished...

by Brian Young | on Dec 14, 2017

Repealing Right to Work

Five years after Michigan lawmakers decided to make the state Right to Work, some elected officials are seeing the error of their ways and trying to make amends by repealing the anti-union law.

by AFL-CIO | on Jul 12, 2017

Where's the Renegotiated NAFTA?

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a total trainwreck for Michigan, shipping off tens of thousands of good-paying jobs. Trump won Michigan in the 2016 Presidential Election with 47.50%...

by Brian Young | on May 02, 2016

Hey boss, I'm sick

Teacher Appreciation week is off to a rocky start in Detroit with 94 of the city’s 97 schools closed on Monday.  As UCOMM Blog previously reported, teachers have been holding sickouts and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 03, 2016

Does Detroit even care about school kids?

Recently, educators in Detroit have been holding sickouts to protest the deplorable conditions in the public schools.  Roofs are leaking, mold and dead rats have been found, some schools lack...

by Press and Media | on Feb 01, 2016

Super Mario's to the rescue!

FLINT, MI -- Members of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) hit the streets Saturday 300 strong to install donated faucets and other plumbing in homes of residents affected by Flint's...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 13, 2013

Lansing, MI. A lawsuit contending Michigan's right-to-work laws

Lansing, MI. A lawsuit contending Michigan's right-to-worklaws violated the state's Open Meetings Act is being pushed into next year. Labor groups say they need more time to gather evidence...