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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...

Former Lawmaker Gets Pepper Sprayed During Heated Protests

Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

As thousands descended on the Michigan's capitol to protest controversial right-to-work legislation passed by the House Tuesday, one former lawmaker f...

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.

'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-...