DETROIT - The United Auto Workers Special Bargaining Convention, held here last week, was like nothing this reporter has attended before: it was three days of preparing the union to do battle with Republicans and Wall Street.
DETROIT - Addressing 1,200 union activists, United Auto Workers President Bob King called for a return to the social consciousness of the union's founders.
Workers answered the Michigan AFL-CIO's call and turned out in force March 8 to lobby the state Senate against budget cuts and takeovers of cities and schools.
TROY, Mich. - PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas ran for cover when he heard labor and community folks were going to show up at his fancy luncheon - but 300 came anyway, demanding jobs.
The movement for global justice got a big lift this week, when the Hyundai Motor Co. found out its unjust treatment of autoworkers in South Korea will not go unnoticed in the U.S.
Instead of treating the day as a reminder of twelve months without a final victory, striking workers celebrated unity and solidarity - with a birthday party.
"We are asking the public to stay away from Andiamo until they treat their employees fairly," said Rory Gamble, director of UAW Region IA.
President Obama visited a General Motors in Hamtramck and a Chrysler plant in Detroit Friday to celebrate the auto companies' comeback - but the comback has come with a cost.
Today a young couple with two kids told me a sad story: they are giving their house, a house they had built just eight years ago, back to the bank.
DETROIT - Teamsters union President James Hoffa, a Detroit native, received the first Wayne State University "Labor Leaders on Labor" award at a ceremony here this month.