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The Michigan Education Association has been an outspoken critic of school districts that privatize custodial services to save money. Yet, the MEA contracts out work with non-union companies for its own janitorial services. The state's largest teachers union had contracts with six companie...


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Since 1990, nearly all of the top 10 states for job growth are right-to-work states, while nearly all of the 10 states with the least amount of job growth are non-right-to-work states. More broadly, 18 out of the 25 states with the fastest employment growth are right-to-work states while 19 of the ...


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Taxpayers hit with an extra $35 million in costs because of law that favors labor unions By JACK SPENCER | May 14, 2014 One thing voters did not get to decide in recent school millage elections was whether they wanted to pay higher wages for the construction projects tha...


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Right-to-work law allows Wyoming Public Schools to protect employee By TOM GANTERT | May 7, 2014 |  Follow Tom Gantert on Twitter The Wyoming Public Schools needs more bus drivers and district officials say they have "exhausted our options" trying to find new work...


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 Here is the evidence that when UAW VP Jimmy Settles said they were merely "talking and listening to members" re; the idea of a dues increase, he LIED!. The plan to introduce the proposal at the convention is a done deal and they say so on their "UAWpromember" website. (www....


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Union dispute slows work at vital western port to a crawl
At first glance, operations at the Port of Portland might look normal. Trucks come and go. Containers are loaded and unloaded. But upon closer inspection, it's clear the normally efficient system is moving like molasses.  Crane operators hover over a container for up to a minute before ho...


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Personal income and population growth numbers released Posted by James M. Hohman on March 25, 2014 at 3:30pm The 2013 state personal income data was released recently and it has some good news for Michigan. The state had the 9th best performance among the states from 2012 to 2013. While it...


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A top United Auto Workers official says the union will make a final decision on whether to pursue a 25-percent dues hike “within weeks.” The UAW has recently hosted a series of town hall meetings at local shops to discuss the dues hike, which would be the first increase since the late 1...


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Ray Arthur in Detroit News Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:55am (Editor’s note: This commentary by Ray Arthur, a 35-year teaching veteran from Petoskey, originally appeared in The Detroit News on March 19, 2014.) As I studied Michigan’s right-to-work law in March of 2013 and loo...


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  Alabama UAW shuns rhetoric, gives honest answers By Jarrett Skorup | March 11, 2014 | Follow Jarrett Skorup on Twitter As auto manufacturing has shifted to the South, the UAW has made a push to begin unionizing workers in right-to-work states. The words and actions of union officials a...


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    Michigan is the birthplace of the “United Auto Workers” union which once boasted over 1.5 million members, but now has fewer than 400,000 and finds itself at a crossroads. The road it takes going forward may determine its future as well as that of the remaining UAW rep...


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Union suffers another loss related to dues skim, which took more than $34 million from home-based caregivers By Jack Spencer | March 12, 2014 The Service Employees International Union, the labor group behind the home health care dues skim, has been fined $199,000 for concealing that it bank...


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By Tom Gantert | March 10, 2014 | Follow Tom Gantert on Twitter Less than six months after the Michigan Education Association boasted of how it retained 99 percent of its membership after the state's right-to-work law went into effect, a union executive testified under oath that about 8,000 me...


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CHICAGO (AP) — When superrich Republican Bruce Rauner decided to run for governor of Illinois, it was clear this wouldn't be the kind of race the state was accustomed to. Rauner, who made his fortune as a venture capitalist, was new to campaigning and bragged of being beholden to no one. He ca...


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