right to work

12:35 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Panera Bread union and owners to meet

Lead in text: 
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.
7:10 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Mackinac Center files unfair labor relations complaint against teachers' union

Lead in text: 
Conservative groups says MEA refused to honor requests to opt out of union
LANSING -- The Michigan Education Association is the target of multiple unfair labor practices complaints filed Monday by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy on behalf of eight teachers who allege they were not allowed to withdraw from the union.
12:52 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Attorney General says Michigan Supreme Court shouldn't hear appeal in "Right to Work" case

Lead in text: 
Five unions representing state employees have filed suit over law
  • Source: Freep
  • | Via: Lansing State Journal
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court shouldn't waste its time taking up an appeal over one of the state's controversial right-to-work laws, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette wrote in a court filing this week. Schuette opposes the state employee unions' effort to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling in August, which found Michigan's public-sector right-to-work law does apply to the state's 35,000 unionized workers.
3:11 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

UAW appeals right-to-work for state employees

Lead in text: 
The United Auto Workers union says only the Civil Service Commission can oversee their work policies. The right-to-work case will now be brought before the Michigan Supreme Court.
LANSING - A union says it will appeal a state Court of Appeals ruling that says Michigan's right-to-work law applies to state employees. The United Auto Workers notified its members of the planned appeal through an e-mailed newsletter. UAW Local 6000 is the largest union representing state employees, with about 17,000 members.
9:16 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Right-to-work lawsuit trail delayed

Lead in text: 
The new trial date is in March 2014.
MASON - A lawsuit contending Michigan's right-to-work laws violated the state's Open Meetings Act is being pushed into next year. Attorneys for a coalition of labor groups say they need more time to gather evidence and interview witnesses.