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Michigan autoworkers gear up for Nov. 4 elections

The union expects that anger over Republican anti-union legislation will help drive large numbers of people to the polls.

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Shoppers down but numbers up at Walmart protests

STERLING HEIGHTS. Mich. - While analysts are lamenting that retail sales were down at shopping malls on Black Friday, the numbers were simultaneously "up" at Walmart protests taking place the same day.

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Right-to-work (for less) laws speed to Michigan high court

Michigan's two controversial right-to-work laws are headed on a fast track to the state's Supreme Court.

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Signed in secret, Michigan law takes effect in April

The "right to work for less" law can be overturned.

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Detroit Labor Day: "Stand up for collective bargaining"

Michigan's working families know they are in the fight of their lives. The state's Republican legislature is introducing bill after bill that curtails workers' right to bargain collectively.

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Michigan attorney general: “Collective bargaining initiative unconstitutional!”

Given the hyper-partisan climate in Michigan's state capitol, this shouldn't surprise anyone.

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A win, a loss, and a toss-up for labor in Michigan

Labor won one, lost one, and had one key issue still up in the air in the latest action in the Republican-run Michigan legislature.

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Mich. labor gets ready to rumble over GOP’s right-to-work plans

"Any right-to-work effort in Michigan is going to be met with the fiercest opposition organized labor has ever brought against a single issue," said a building trades leader.

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All eyes on 2012 elections at AFL-CIO King holiday observance

"It's a new day, a new labor movement," and "victory can come to the 99 percent if we stand united," said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.

Labor Board: Locked out workers covered by labor law

In an unusual situation, the NLRB ruled, in a case involving a Bronson, Mich., auto parts maker, that locked-out workers are still "employees" of the company and covered by labor law.

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