Posts Tagged ‘Michigan politics’

Apr
2012
18

Michigan Unions Say Taxpayer Dollars Are Creating Jobs for Korean Nationals in the State

Michigan Unions Say Taxpayer Dollars Are Creating Jobs for Korean Nationals in the State
When President Obama and Vice President Biden broke ground at two Michigan electric car battery plants in 2010 — both built with $300 million of stimulus money — unemployed workers in the region rejoiced. Two years later, though, it turns out that the two Korean companies in charge of the plants, LG Chem and Dow ...
Feb
2012
18

Michigan IBEW Volunteers Rebuild a Veteran’s Memorial Park

A story of union members volunteering in their community comes out of Michigan, where a once beautiful Veterans’ park in dire need of some care was recently restored by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 275 from Muskegon: A spacious expanse of land once called “Michigan’s Most Beautiful Mile”...
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Dec
2011
2

Don’t You Just Love When Bloggers Get On TV?

Don’t You Just Love When Bloggers Get On TV?
A proud moment for a blogger-turned-policy influencer yesterday in Michigan, as fellow blogger and e-pal @Eclectablog (aka Chris Savage) appeared alongside a Mayor, a policy wonk, a legal analyst and a host on Detroit’s FOX affiliate. The discussion focused on the unpopular Emergency Financial Manager law which hands a city’s finances...
Nov
2011
14

In Lansing, Candidates Bucked the Chamber of Commerce in Support of Labor-Backed Positions

In Lansing, Candidates Bucked the Chamber of Commerce in Support of Labor-Backed Positions
Election night came and went this year with many triumphs for progressives, not the least of which was a resounding, working class defeat of Ohio’s anti-collective bargaining bill, SB5. North of Ohio, in similarly contentious Michigan, there was no recall of the Governor’s first extremist stroke of the pen, the Emergency Financial...