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Groups Stir Wrath Of GOP

stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Michigan Passes on RuPaul's Less Controversial 'Right to Work It' Bill

El Guapo | Posted 02.26.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

RuPaul's "Right-to-Work-It" Bill aims to ensure that every man, woman, and child has his/her right to be fabulous officially protected.

Unions Plan New Offensive After Defeat

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Blindsided by a new law weakening union rights in Michigan, organized labor is preparing to target Republican governors in politica...

Torch-Carrying Protesters Are Fired Up

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.14.2012 | Detroit

Union supporters fed up over Michigan's recent passage of controversial laws got fired up on the streets of Detroit Thursday evening. A roughly 250...

What Republican 'Soul-Searching'?

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Anybody who was paying the least bit of attention to this year's elections would have noticed that two of the things voters find most repugnant about today's GOP is its blind allegiance to big corporations and its enthusiasm for regulating women's health. Apparently the Republican Party wasn't paying attention.

How 'Right to Work Shirk' Laws Kill Jobs -- and Hurt All of Us

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Consumer demand is vital to growth. That demand is tied to consumers' income, and to their belief that life in the future will be as good or better than it is today. Those are the two things we need to reinforce, and unions are crucial to that effort.

Republicans To Push Anti-Union Bills In More States

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

* Neighboring Midwest states could be next battlegrounds * Advocates seeking to end "closed-shop" system * Michigan outc...

Dave Jamieson

Witness: Fox Contributor Goaded Protesters Before Being Punched

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

A Lansing man who joined the protests Tuesday against Michigan's controversial right-to-work legislation claims that Steven Crowder, the Fox News cont...

We Have a Right to Fight Back Against Right-to-Work Laws

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Whether it's a statutory initiative, a veto referendum or an outright recall election, we must take action in Michigan and anywhere workers' rights are under threat. There has been far too much sacrifice to secure our ability to collectively bargain and create fairer working conditions for us to give up now.

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Michigan Protests Turn Ugly WIth Pepper Spray, Punches

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

The largely peaceful protests against right-to-work legislation that brought thousands of pro-union workers to Lansing, Mich., turned ugly at times on...

WATCH: Fox News Contributor Punched In The Face During Protests

Posted 12.16.2012 | Detroit

Writer and Fox News contributor Steven Crowder aired video of his violent physical confrontation with opponents of Michigan's right-to-work legislatio...

Amanda Terkel

Big 3 Automakers Reportedly Worried About Michigan Right To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- While one of Michigan's biggest industries remains silent in public on the debate over so-called right-to-work legislation, privately th...

Dave Jamieson

Caught Off-Guard, Unions Rush To Michigan To Contain Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

Thousands of union-supporting workers poured into Lansing, Mich., Tuesday to protest the passage of the state's right-to-work legislation. The bois...

As Washington Fiddles Over the Fiscal Cliff, the Real Battle Over Inequality Is Happening in the Heartland

Robert Reich | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

As money concentrates at the top, so does power. That concentrated power generates even more entrenched wealth at the top, and less for the middle class and the poor. The result has been a degree of inequality not witnessed since the days of the robber barons.

Amanda Terkel

Labor's Options For Repealing Michigan Right To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of labor supporters turned out to Michigan's Capitol on Tuesday, as the legislature reconvened to vote on "right to work" legi...

LOOK: Protesters Push Back On Anti-Union Legislation

AP | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.10.2013 | Detroit

By JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Republican-led Michigan House has approved a contentious right-to-...

Unions Vow Payback On Controversial GOP Measure

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. — With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-w...

Michigan Unions Prepare For Protest In Lansing

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. -- More than 200 activists attended training Saturday in preparation for a protest at the Michigan Capitol, where lawmakers are puttin...

Amanda Terkel

Michigan GOP Lawmakers Explain Votes Against 'Right To Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.08.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Michigan is set to become the 24th state with a so-called right to work law, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) poised to sign the controversial ...

GOP Lawmakers Pass Controversial Anti-Union Bills

Posted 12.07.2012 | Detroit

Following the Michigan House's lead, the state Senate passed a right-to-work measure on Thursday evening -- just hours after Gov. Rick Snyder and top ...

State House Passes Controversial Union Bill

Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

Members of the Michigan House quickly voted in favor of a new bill Thursday evening that would make Michigan a right-to-work state, as Democratic repr...

Ashley Woods

Michigan Gov. Introduces Right-To-Work Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

Calling it a measure to protect “freedom in the workplace," Gov. Rick Snyder (R) finally voiced his support for controversial right-to-work legislat...

Governor: 'Right-To-Work' Legislation Now 'On The Agenda'

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has stated "right-to-work" legislation is now "on the agenda," a surprising change of course for a politician who has in...

DEBATE: Should Michigan Pass The Proposal 2 Protect Our Jobs Amendment?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Michigan is known for its automobiles -- and also for its residents' strong belief in preserving unions, passed down through generations of autoworker...

Saving Michigan's Auto Industry And Michigan Families

Beth Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Beth Cox

Communities in Michigan have suffered enough. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that we must preserve for future generations. It works and it is time we allow it to work for more Michiganders.