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Dave Jamieson

Labor Leader: 'Weak' Michigan Gov Epitomizes GOP Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lot of people would think the passage of right-to-work legislation in union-stronghold Michigan signifies broader troubles for an emba...

Snyder Signs Major Bills in Detroit

Posted 12.19.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made a stop in Motown Wednesday to sign several pieces of Detroit-related laws that are unlikely to be as controversial as h...

Financial Review Team Has 60 Days To Determine Detroit's Future

AP | DAVID N. GOODMAN | Posted 12.19.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed six people Tuesday to conduct a 60-day review of Detroit's municipal finances and decide if the state s...

Lila Shapiro

Campus Gun Control Advocates Heartened By Michigan Governor's Veto Of Guns In Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.18.2012 | College

Citing last Friday's school shooting and the need for more comprehensive review of issues related to gun violence, on Tuesday Michigan Gov. Rick Snyde...

Twitter Users Slam Rick Snyder

Posted 12.19.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been in the national spotlight lately, after his recent signing of controversial right-to-work legislation. But all t...

Veto Of Michigan Guns In Schools Bill Marks Win For AFT

Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

Just four days after the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder rejected a bill Tuesday that would...

Jason Linkins

Right To Work, But No Right To Shoot

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there has been much renewed attention to the notion that ...

GOP Governor Vetoes Controversial Law Allowing Guns In Schools

Posted 12.18.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder rejected a bill Tuesday that would have allowed people who receive special training to carry concealed firearms into formerl...

REPORT: Concealed Weapon Bill Sponsor Says Snyder Will Veto

The Detroit News | Posted 12.18.2012 | Detroit

Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder plans to veto legislation allowing concealed weapons in public schools, according to bill sponsor Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayv...

Rick Snyder's Approval Rating In Freefall

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's (R) popularity has dropped precipitously since he signed right-to-work legislation, according to a poll released Tuesday b...

Dave Jamieson

Rhee Group Mum On Concealed Carry In Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Last Thursday, Michigan legislators passed a bill that would allow certain people to carry concealed firearms in schools and other previously gun-free...

State: Detroit's Books Show 'Serious Financial Problem'

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 12.16.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A preliminary review of Detroit's finances has determined that the city is not on target to fulfill promises to the state that allowed the ...

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...

Dems Delivered Another Punch In State Amid Right To Work Battle

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- The Republican-led Michigan Legislature cleared the way Thursday for GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to sign a replacement for an emergency man...

Should We Eliminate Collective Bargaining For Stockholders, Too?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Tuesday night, Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed into law what has now become the standard Republican labor legislation; it's called b...

New Emergency Manager Law Passes House

Posted 12.13.2012 | Detroit

Michigan legislators approved legislation Wednesday that strengthens the state's controls over financially struggling municipalities and schools, desp...

How Republicans Issued Major Blow In Anti-Union Fight

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Nick Carey and Bernie Woodall LANSING, Mich., Dec 13 (Reuters) - As a trained aerospace engineer, Patrick Colbeck applied his pench...

Laura Bassett

Michigan Abortion 'Super-Bill' Passes State Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

The Michigan Senate passed its version of a controversial abortion bill on Wednesday that would regulate abortion clinics as surgical centers, require...

Michigan Mayor Blasts 'Right To Work' Laws

Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday night, Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed the so-called "right-to-work" legislation into law, sparking giant protests in the capitol of L...

'Everyone Works For The Auto Industry': Michigan Readers On Right-To-Work, Part Two

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, the Michigan Legislature approved a right-to-work bill that critics say could break the back of organized labor in the state. Later that d...

'It's Really A Right To Work AROUND The Unions'

Posted 12.13.2012 | Comedy

On Tuesday, protests broke out at the Michigan state capitol after state legislators passed the anti-union "Right To Work" bill, which was quickly sig...

Protests Fail To Halt Contentious Right-To-Work Effort

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Lansing, Mich. — Now that Michigan has become a right-to-work state, unions in this stronghold of organized labor are confronting a new and urge...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Michigan Governor Signs Controversial Anti-Union Bills Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Rick Snyder (R) officially made Michigan a "right-to-work" state on Tuesday, signing into law two bills that significantly diminish...