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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.

'This Bill Is Going To Affect Every Single Person In Michigan': Readers Weigh In On Right-To-Work

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Michigan state legislature approved a controversial bill that labor advocates say would hamstring union workers. Now that the bill has...

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...

Michigan Right-To-Work Bill Approved By Republican-Dominated House

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

LANSING, Mich. — Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a d...

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-...

MLK Jr. In 1961 On 'Right To Work': 'We Demand This Fraud Be Stopped'

Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

What would Martin Luther King Jr. tell Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder about the so-called "right to work" bill his party is rushing into law? He...

Governor Rick Snyder's "Relentless Positive Action" Has Negative Affects on Michigan

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 02.09.2013 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Tuesday in Lansing, Michigan National Action Network will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other citizens at the Capitol to show the governor and other elected leaders that we will not stand quietly by while they hurt our families and communitie.

Dems Push Back Against Right-To-Work Legislation

AP | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.09.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder says one reason he supports right-to-work legislation in Michigan is the economic boost a similar law has give...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Weighs In On Michigan Right To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama weighed in on the contentious labor battle playing out in Michigan, condemning the Republican push to make Michig...

Governor Snyder's True Colors Show in Michigan's Right to Work Battle

Gretchen Whitmer | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Gretchen Whitmer

Last week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder removed any remaining shred of credibility as a moderate with a stunning about-face on "Right to Work," a policy that he had recently declared "too divisive" and not something that was in Michigan's best interest.

Amanda Terkel

Michigan Democrats Meet With Governor On Right To Work Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) met with Democrats in Michigan's congressional delegation on Monday morning on the controversial "right to...

Michigan and Right-to-Work: Entrance Ramp to the Low Road Economy

Bruce Pietrykowski | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Pietrykowski

Unions have changed. It's time for politicians to crack the books and learn about how to encourage the creation of more high performance workplaces of the 21st century rather than clinging to outmoded ideas that attempt to recreate the 19th century workplace.

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...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Expected To Weigh In On Michigan Labor Battle In Detroit Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama arrives in Michigan on Monday to sell his vision for addressing the so-called fiscal cliff, he will be stepp...

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 ...

Sam Stein

Obama Comes Out Against Right-To-Work Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, in a statement Thursday afternoon, came out against proposed "right-to-work" legislation being pushed by Repub...

Report: State Will Likely Appoint Leader To Run Detroit

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 4:20pm -- WXYZ reports that Andy Dillon, head of the State Treasurer's Office, will begin a review of the city's financial book beginning next...

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...

PHOTO: GOP Governor Nearly Takes Shoe To Face At Basketball Game

Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's campaign slogan was "one tough nerd," and if you saw what nearly happened to him at a Tuesday night basketball game, you'd...

Joy Resmovits

Custody Battle Over Beleaguered Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Brooke Harris, a teacher at Detroit's Mumford High School, is confused. The English and journalism teacher faces class sizes of 45, and her colleag...

Roy Roberts Hedges His Bets On Whether To Leave DPS

Posted 11.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts believes it's still premature to talk about him stepping down as a result of last week'...

Detroit School Board Acts Fast After PA 4 Is Scrapped

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...