Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., speaks at a press conference on Sept. 19 outside the US Capitol. (Samantha Dietel/States Newsroom)
Michigan Congresswoman Pushes ‘Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights’

US Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat, re-introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at improving the lives of US restaurant workers.

United Auto Workers member Ben Smith, donning a mushroom cap and shades, is joined by other members of engine team 43 while picketing outside the Stellantis Toledo Assembly Complex on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 in Toledo, Ohio. (Isaac Ritchey/The Blade via AP)
UAW Threatens More Strikes If No Progress Made on Contract by Friday

The leader of the United Auto Workers said that a limited strike targeting plants in Missouri, Michigan and Ohio may be expanded if "serious progress" toward an new contract agreement isn't made by Friday at noon.

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain walks with union members striking at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., early Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Workers Strike All 3 Detroit Automakers for First Time in Union History

About 13,000 US auto workers stopped making vehicles and went on strike Friday after their leaders couldn't bridge a giant gap between union demands in contract talks and what Detroit's three automakers are willing to pay.

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain is interviewed, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Auto Workers Far From Deal as End-of-Day Strike Deadline Approaches

With a deadline looming just before midnight Thursday, the United Auto Workers union and Detroit's three automakers remain far apart in contract talks, and the union is preparing to strike.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer meets with business leaders during a week-long trip to Japan.
Whitmer Locks Down $63M for Battle Creek During ‘Investment Mission’ to Japan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spent the last week in Japan meeting with business leaders and trying to lure supply chain investments into Michigan. And she came back with an eight-figure deal to prep Battle Creek for an electric future.

A member holds up a sign at a rally by United Auto Workers Local 863  in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Why the UAW is Poised to Strike Major Car Makers This Week

About 146,000 US auto workers are set to go on strike this week if General Motors, Ford and Stellantis fail to meet their demands for big pay raises and the restoration of concessions the workers made years ago when the companies were in financial trouble.

United Auto Workers members walk in the Labor Day parade in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Auto Union Leader Calls General Motors’ Wage Offer ‘Insulting’

General Motors' first wage-and-benefit offer to the United Auto Workers on Thursday fell far short of the union's initial demands.