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.
8:06 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

State, unions headed to impasse hearings

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Private mediation before Civil Service Commission
State government officials and five unions representing more than 33,000 state workers are headed to impasse this month, after the two sides failed to reach agreement on the workers' next round of contracts. Wage increases and proposed changes to workers' health care plans appear to be at the heart of the dispute, but state officials and most union leaders aren't offering many details.
7:20 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Judge will decide whether Snyder must disclose other candidates for Detroit Emergency Manager

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Snyder will be deposed Wednesday in unions' lawsuit over Detroit bankruptcy
Detroit - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes will hold a hearing Tuesday on whether Gov. Rick Snyder and two top aides have to disclose the names of other individuals considered for Detroit's emergency manager job.