Posts Tagged ‘unions’

Judge allows Detroit bankruptcy: citizens protest ruling

Today, Judge Steven Rhodes announced in federal court that Detroit’s bankruptcy can move forward, making the Motor City the first of its size to go bust in U.S. history. In a surprise twist to his ruling, Rhodes also opened the door for cuts to city worker pensions as a possible way to balance the books, […]


Detroit’s bankruptcy eligibility trial begins: Moratorium Now, Unions, and Occupy protest

In a sign of solidarity against Detroit’s Emergency Manager and possible bankruptcy for the city, hundreds of supporters from Moratorium Now, Occupy Detroit, Occupy Wall Street, UAW, AFSCME, SEIU, Rosa Parks Institute and the National Action Network, marched around the courthouse and rallied in front as the first day of Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy eligibility […]


ALEC convention draws protest of thousands in Chicago

Thousands protested in the streets Thursday, August 8, 2013 ┬áin downtown Chicago outside the Palmer House Hilton Hotel where The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) held their 40th anniversary convention. A coalition of concerned citizens, community and action groups joined union members and supporters to voice their concern about what they feel is the influence […]


Protest Against Right-to-Work at Michigan State Capitol

Union supporters and labor groups gathered in and around the Michigan state capitol building Dec 6, 2012 to speak out against right-to-work legislation that was being rushed through the lame duck session of the legislature. A large group of supporters gathered outside the senate chamber doors and a few pushed by a security guard toward […]