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.
7:15 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Lockout at Kellogg plant in Memphis

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70 layoffs were announced at plant in April
MEMPHIS, TENN. - Union leaders have called for an end to Kellogg Co.'s lockout of the company's cereal plant in Memphis, saying the Battle Creek-based company has put more than 200 employees out of work and wants to replace them with "casual, part-time employees."
6:57 am
Mon November 11, 2013

State Senate committee to look into teacher unions' compliance with "right to work" law

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Democrats and Michigan Education Association officials say formation of committee is politically motivated
LANSING - A new state Senate committee formed this week will look at how teacher unions are complying with Michigan's controversial right-to-work law. Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, was one of the sponsors of the law and is distressed that some teachers have had a hard time quitting their unions.
12:35 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Panera Bread union and owners to meet

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Labor dispute has been complicated by U.S. Supreme Court case and Michigan's new "right to work" law
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Almost 20 months after Panera Bread bakers in Southwest Michigan voted to form the chain's first union in the United States, they are expected to sit down with their employer at the bargaining table Thursday.