Friday September 22, 2017
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BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 9/05/17
Union bus drivers gathered 40 people at the West Michigan Labor Fest, Sept. 4, to confront Mayor Rosalyn Bliss of Grand Rapids about her role in union busting. Mayor Bliss was set to speak at the nearby kickoff of the Labor Day bridge walk.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, Michigan | 7/25/17
Upset they still do not have a union contract after two years, ATU Local 836 bus drivers forced west Michigan politicians to end a press conference early. Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss, a Democrat, and several suburban mayors are refusing to negotiate a union contract with the bus drivers that serve their communities.
BY staff | Grand Rapids, MI | 9/12/15
Anti-war activists here held signs during rush hour traffic on Sept. 9 to support the Iran nuclear agreement and ending U.S. intervention in the Middle East.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 4/30/15
Around 50 workers and drivers joined a Teamsters Union Local 406 rally outside the food distribution giant Sysco Corporation on April 29. A huge black and gold Teamster truck was parked just outside the Sysco warehouse, bordering the Gerald R. Ford airport in Grand Rapids.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 1/25/15
Michigan workers are now seeing the harm caused by last year’s so-called ‘right to work’ law. Passed by Republican politicians in Lansing in 2013, the new law caused a noticeable drop in union membership - from 16.3% down to 14.5%. The trend is likely to continue as more union contracts, typically three years long, come to an end.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids | 1/20/15
More than 1000 students and community members marched in the streets here and at the nearby Grand Valley State University (GVSU) to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19.
BY staff | Detroit, MI | 11/06/14
Fight Back New Service is circulating this Nov. 6 statement from the Rasmea Defense Committee.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Detroit, MI | 11/06/14
Rasmea Odeh’s supporters were in high anticipation as they waited on line for Judge Drain’s court room to open this morning, Nov. 6. Everyone expected the high point of the trial to be when Rasmea Odeh took the stand to testify in her own defense.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Detroit, MI | 11/04/14
Judge Gershwin Drain oversaw jury selection today in the case of Rasmea Odeh. Odeh is on trial in Detroit for failing to disclose in her application for citizenship that she was tortured by the Israeli military in 1969 until she confessed to a crime she didn’t commit.
BY staff | Detroit, MI | 10/02/14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Oct. 2 statement from the Rasmea Defense Committee
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