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. […]

Protestors demanding that GM pay state and federal taxes
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Make G.M. Pay Taxes – Support the UAW Strike

By FW Detroit Staff With the UAW strike against General Motors in its 30th day, community activists gathered on October 15 at the State of Michigan Building to show their support. The target of this […]

A contingent from UNITE HERE union joins the picket line outside the General Motors Tech Center in Warren
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Demand for a Short Work Week – 30 hours work for 40 hours pay

By Jerry Goldberg UAW Vice President and chief negotiator Terry Dittes, has correctly articulated that the critical issue in the current UAW/General Motors strike, in addition to ending the wage disparities among the members, is […]

ILWU Local 10. | Photo: Terri Kay
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