Sunday July 12, 2020
| Last update: Sunday at 8:43 PM
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/11/20
Fifty local people gathered for an emotional vigil to remember Vanessa Guillen, the U.S. Army soldier murdered and disappeared by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/11/20
Fifty local people gathered for an emotional vigil to remember Vanessa Guillen, the U.S. Army soldier murdered and disappeared by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/11/20
Fifty local people gathered for an emotional vigil to remember Vanessa Guillen, the U.S. Army soldier murdered and disappeared by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas.
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.
Syndicate content
inspectorrandoness