Stories tagged: "unions"


Photo credit: Terry Sabo for State Senate
At Home in Muskegon: State Rep. Terry Sabo Marches for Michigan Labor in Run to Senate

This West Michigan town could help decide whether Michigan reclaims its status as a "union state."

The Lansing Teamsters. Photo credit: Atulya Dora-Laskey
Inside the First Unionized Chipotle: Michigan Workers Lead Union Wave

The first Chipotle to be unionized is here in Lansing. The organizers, with no prior labor experience, aren't who you'd expect.

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Op-Ed: Make Every Day a Labor Day by Giving Michigan a Pro-Worker Agenda

"I’ve seen that politicians in Lansing don’t understand the specific challenges we face. It’s time for a change. With a comprehensive pro-worker agenda, we can create an economy that ensures all Michiganders can live with dignity and economic security."

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters said workers at a Chipotle store in Lansing, Michigan, “voted overwhelmingly" Thursday to form a union with the Teamsters. (Mjs92984 via Wikimedia Commons)
Lansing Chipotle Workers Unionize to ‘Gain Respect from Management’

Workers at a Chipotle store in Lansing have voted to unionize, becoming the first of the Mexican fast-food chain's 3,000 locations to do so amid a broader unionization push across the country.

Updated: More Michigan Starbucks Locations Vote to Unionize

Michigan coffee shops are becoming hotbeds for unionization. There’s a common thread between complaints.

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‘Autumn of Discontent’: Labor Strikes Stretch Longer, More Brewing

Daniel Golodner would have lost his job when he was sick if not for his union. He's not shocked to see more strikes during the pandemic.

In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, robots weld the bed of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak.
Yet the return from a two-month production shutdown hasn’t gone quite according to plan.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Infected Workers and Parts Shortages: Why Michigan’s Auto Industry Comeback Has Stalled Out

While automakers struggle to reopen factories and meet demand, union officials question whether it’s safe to return to work at all.