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The United Auto Workers union expanded its strike Friday to include 38 more locations—including a General Motors distribution facility in Lansing. (The 'Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
More Michigan Workers Join Picket Lines as UAW Ramps Up Strike

The United Auto Workers is expanding its strike to 38 automotive parts distribution centers across 20 states—including 13 locations in Michigan—as contract negotiations with Stellantis and General Motors stagnate.

Last year, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration earmarked $750 million toward helping struggling local governments manage their unfunded pension liabilities.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
State Funding Helps Michigan Cities Keep Pension Promises to Retirees

More than $500 million in state funding from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration will help dozens of communities across Michigan to keep paying government retirees the pensions they’ve earned.

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.

Auto workers on the picket line at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne County. (The 'Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
Michigan Auto Workers Fight Back After ‘Getting Screwed’ by Detroit Three

Michiganders are on the frontlines of the United Auto Workers union’s battle for better wages and benefits. And in Wayne County, workers are preparing for the long haul as the strike against the Detroit Three ticks into its second week.

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.