Sequester impact on Michigan, audio from Dan Kildee, Sean McCann, Curtis Hertel Jr, UAW membership on the rise, Agema still hurting GOP

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Today we have more audio from the March 28 tele-presser with Congressman Dan Kildee, State Rep Sean McCann, and Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. The official recording of the entire presser is in the show notes. The full audio includes the identification of the media as well as the Kildee audio that […]

Rmoney in Detroit today

Mitt Romney the RMoney candidate

There’s a great article at the Freep on Romney’s event today, It won’t be hard to fit 1,200 members of the Detroit Economic Club into 65,000-seat Ford Field for today’s speech by GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. What will be hard is making it look like Romney isn’t speaking to a nearly empty stadium. The […]

UAW Pres Bob King vows to organize at least one transplant operation this year

Hey, the title says it all. The UAW has it’s eye on US transplant automakers. According to this article, foreign automakers that operate in the US have about an $8 per hour competitive advantage over US automakers. “Those managements are going to understand that when they work together with their work forces — when they […]

Michigan workers rally in support of proposed reforms

Michigan workers rallied at Cadillac Place today to oppose the crazy-a$$ actions of the Snyder administration and to bring attention to their own proposed reforms. Earlier this year a coalition of workers published New Solutions for Michigan (pdf), which is a set of policy reforms designed to streamline Michigan government. The reforms focus primarily on, […]

Rally to support state reforms in Detroit TODAY

I can’t make this but I hope it has a good turnout. If you go, take some pictures for us and we’ll put them in our gallery FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 25, 2011 CONTACT: Zack Pohl, 517-980-6190 * * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * * RALLY TO SUPPORT STATE REFORMS IN DETROIT TODAY Workers […]

The People’s News 7/22/11

Here are today's top news stories… GRAND RAPIDS PRESS: State of Change: How Michigan's business tax revenue will fall and income tax revenue will rise Down and up: How state revenue from business taxes will fall and income tax revenue will rise under this year's tax changes. DETROIT FREE PRESS: Some say tuition hikes at […]

Labor talks still stuck on health care

This post was originally published by Z According to the LSJ (boo hiss), GM wants to unload much of its roughly $51 billion in unfunded retiree health costs to a trust that would be administered by the union. The UAW in exchange wants promises that GM will continue building cars at union-represented plants…. In a […]

Another GOP Myth: Right-to-Work

(Thank you Cordelia, this is great! – promoted by Christine)Let’s take a closer look at what Right-to-Work really means. And, don’t be fooled for a minute about what Mike Bishop or Nancy Cassis say they want for Michigan wokers.For several sessions running, the Republicans in the legislature have introduced bills to make this a right-to-work […]