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Michigan Unions

Michigan Set To Vote On Bold Measure To Protect Union Rights

Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

* Critics say proposal would be death warrant for state economy * Few states have made unionizing constitutionally protected * Vote expected...

Union Measure Support Sets Up Fierce Battle

AP | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

BY DAVID N. GOODMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT (AP) — Backers of a proposal to write collective bargaining rights for workers into the Michigan C...

GOP Lawmakers Move To Limit Health Coverage For Michigan Employees

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Republicans dealt another blow to public employee unions Wednesday as they pushed ahead with a plan to force local gov...

GOP Governor Gets His Way Without Hazing

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. — David Hecker wasn't sure what to expect when he showed up at the Capitol earlier this year for a meeting with Rick Snyder, the ...

Michigan's New Motto: Blame It on the Teachers

Susan J. Demas | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Republicans are forever telling us that they're paid too much. Unless you are saving lives on the operating table or vaccinating children in Africa, it takes a certain kind of chutzpah to berate teachers.