unions

3:27 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Auto union may increase dues

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If approved, members of United Auto Workers will likely pay a half hour more of hourly pay per month.
The United Auto Workers is considering its first dues increase for members since 1967, according to union sources and memos posted on local union websites. UAW members currently contribute two hours of straight-time pay to the union each month.
8:38 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

A year after "Right to Work" union shops soldier on

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Union shops say they have plenty of work for the foreseeable future
Nearly a year after Michigan passed Right-to-Work legislation, parties on either side of the bargaining table say the law has had little impact on skilled trades unions in West Michigan.
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2:33 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

MEA defends actions related to union membership

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Union says it was enforcing its contracts with members
LANSING -- A group of teachers who have filed unfair labor practices claims against the Michigan Education Association alleging the union violated the state's right-to-work law did not abide by their union membership agreement, an MEA spokesman says.
7:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

State Senate committee looks into alleged "right to work" violations

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MEA officials were not at hearing, committee chairman said they would be invited to testify at future hearings
LANSING -- Teachers alleging the Michigan Education Association violated the state's right-to-work law by refusing to allow them to leave the union told their story to a new Senate panel Wednesday. The Senate Compliance and Accountability Committee, created last week, heard testimony from several of the plaintiffs in a suit filed by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy against the state's largest teachers' union.
2:44 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

State unions launch Pure Michigan Waste campaign

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The Pure Michigan Waste campaign will push for lower worker to manager ratios, more efficient ways to offer public services to citizens, and less privatized contracts on work state workers could be doing.
LANSING - A coalition of unions representing 35,000 state employees has launched an effort to highlight areas where Michigan government can be more efficient and improve services to citizens. Leaders from the five unions say Republican Gov. Rick Snyder isn't doing enough on that front and has ignored employees' ideas.

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