GEO strikers picket a U of M construction site on Wed, Sept 9
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Strike ends at U of Michigan by graduate student workers

    By Detroit Fighting Words Staff On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), AFT Local 3550, went on strike against the University of Michigan, demanding increased COVID-19 protections, including the right to […]

WI Bailout the People Movement placards
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Wisconsin organizer speaks to Fighting Words

By Fighting Words Staff Questions directed to Dorothy Brown for the Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement from Fighting-Words.net. Before the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, what was the movement of Black […]

Tampa demonstration against school reopening amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Reopening Schools amid the Continuing Pandemic

By Abayomi Azikiwe There is tremendous pressure emanating from the United States ruling class and the White House to resume in-person schooling in all levels of educational instruction. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been […]

Detroit demonstration against water shutoff on July 18, 2014
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Moratorium on Water Shut-offs in Detroit Long Overdue

By Abayomi Azikiwe Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a halt to the ongoing water shut-offs in the state of Michigan in the midst of a global healthcare crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Detroit […]

UNITE HERE Local 24 picketers at Detroit Metro Airport.
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Delta Airline workers protest at Detroit airport

 By Detroit Fighting Words staff On February 14, 2020, about 100 UNITE HERE Local 24 members and supporters joined Delta Airlines catering workers protesting poverty wages and unaffordable health care. The protest took place at […]

UAW GM Strike in 2019
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UAW workers organize to take back their union

By Jerry Goldberg, UAW 900 retired As the United States Justice Department seems hell bent on moving to a government takeover of the United Auto Workers union (UAW), a rank and file movement, called Unite […]

Chicago Teachers Strike during October 2019
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Chicago teachers strike settled

By Abayomi Azikiwe On October 17, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members walked off the job demanding better salaries and working conditions among other issues. The strike also was joined by members of the Service […]

McDonald's workers demand an end to sexual harassment at #FastFoodGlobal Day of Action strike in Detroit on Nov. 14
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Low-wage workers strike in Detroit

 By Detroit FW staff Almost 1000 low-wage workers, organized by Fight for $15, went on strike on Nov.12, 2019, and took the streets of Detroit, braving record cold temperatures and snow to demand unions for […]

CTU on strike
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Chicago teachers strike to improve education system

By Jerry Goldberg The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is leading the way in the fight for a decent quality education in major cities. In addition to demands for a fair wage increase beyond the 3.2% […]

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Workers vote on UAW contract with GM

By Thomas Michalak For over a month United Auto Workers (UAW) members employed by General Motors have been on a countrywide strike after a breakdown at the negotiation table between the union and the company. […]