unions http://wkar.org en Assessing fallout from UAW defeat in Tennessee http://wkar.org/post/assessing-fallout-uaw-defeat-tennessee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, workers at a </span><a href="http://www.vw.com/en.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Volkswagen</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted down a proposal to join the </span><a href="http://www.uaw.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">United Auto Workers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> union. The UAW had expected to win that vote, and the rejection is seen as a blow to efforts to expand membership by unionizing plants in the south.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:46:46 +0000 Current State 49573 at http://wkar.org Assessing fallout from UAW defeat in Tennessee Judge Says State Workers’ 4% Retirement Contribution is Unconstitutional http://wkar.org/post/judge-says-state-workers-4-retirement-contribution-unconstitutional <p>State workers would no longer have to fork out four-percent of their salaries to keep their pensions if a judge’s ruling stands. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:13:55 +0000 Jake Neher 24670 at http://wkar.org Judge Says State Workers’ 4% Retirement Contribution is Unconstitutional Mackinac Center Files Legal Action over Unionizing Home Healthcare Workers http://wkar.org/post/mackinac-center-files-legal-action-over-unionizing-home-healthcare-workers <p>Michigan would void its contract with thousands of home healthcare workers if a state board agrees with a legal action filed this week by the Mackinac Center.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 22:26:13 +0000 Jake Neher 24305 at http://wkar.org Mackinac Center Files Legal Action over Unionizing Home Healthcare Workers Snyder Tries to Scuttle Worker Rights Proposal http://wkar.org/post/snyder-tries-scuttle-worker-rights-proposal <p>Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette are trying to block a statewide ballot initiative aimed at protecting collective bargaining rights for workers.<br>&nbsp;<br>Snyder and Schuette filed court papers on Monday that would scuttle the Protect Our Jobs ballot proposal. The plan would write collective bargaining rights into the Michigan Constitution by placing the issue before voters in the November general election.<br>&nbsp;<br>An appeal was made after the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked 2-2 last week on the ballot proposal by sponsors of Protect Our Jobs.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:19:12 +0000 The Associated Press 22651 at http://wkar.org Snyder Tries to Scuttle Worker Rights Proposal Detroit Mayor Imposes New Contracts, Wage Cuts http://wkar.org/post/detroit-mayor-imposes-new-contracts-wage-cuts <p>Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he has imposed new union contracts aimed at saving the cash-strapped city more than $100 million annually.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:24:22 +0000 The Associated Press 20751 at http://wkar.org Detroit Mayor Imposes New Contracts, Wage Cuts Judge Blocks Law to Stop Health Care Union Dues http://wkar.org/post/judge-blocks-law-stop-health-care-union-dues <p>A judge has blocked a new Michigan law that was intended to cut off union dues paid by home health care workers.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:44:02 +0000 The Associated Press 19286 at http://wkar.org Judge Blocks Law to Stop Health Care Union Dues Detroit Unions Weigh Strike Option as Layoffs Loom http://wkar.org/post/detroit-unions-weigh-strike-option-layoffs-loom <p>Some Detroit municipal union leaders say striking is one of several options being discussed during ramped-up strategy sessions before new contract talks with the city begin.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 22:48:33 +0000 The Associated Press 16710 at http://wkar.org Detroit Unions Weigh Strike Option as Layoffs Loom Detroit Unions: Keep State Away from New Contracts http://wkar.org/post/detroit-unions-keep-state-away-new-contracts <p>A federal judge is telling lawyers to return to court Tuesday in a dispute over the state's likely veto of contract concessions approved by Detroit city workers.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 22:21:18 +0000 Associated Press 15143 at http://wkar.org Detroit Unions: Keep State Away from New Contracts Elections Panel Gives Go-Ahead to Union Ballot Drives http://wkar.org/post/elections-panel-gives-go-ahead-union-ballot-drives <p>A pair of measures that would strengthen collective bargaining rights took a small step today toward being on the November ballot.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 22:42:02 +0000 Rick Pluta 14384 at http://wkar.org Elections Panel Gives Go-Ahead to Union Ballot Drives Ballot Drive Seeks to Guarantee Union Bargaining Rights http://wkar.org/post/ballot-drive-seeks-guarantee-union-bargaining-rights <p>Unions and progressive groups plan to roll out a ballot campaign Tuesday to preempt efforts to pass a right-to-work law in Michigan.</p><p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 23:18:20 +0000 Rick Pluta 13605 at http://wkar.org Ballot Drive Seeks to Guarantee Union Bargaining Rights