Southeast Michigan

‘We are the centerpiece for freedom and resistance’

BY: - September 30, 2023

September represents International Underground Railroad Month and several Michigan-based institutions, organizations and individuals continue to share the story of abolitionists, slaves and others.   “The Underground Railroad was not a physical railroad. It was a network of people across racial identities who helped people fleeing enslavement,” the Michigan’s History Center writes on its website.  Canada, where […]

Oakland County judge declares Oxford shooter can be sentenced to life without parole

BY: - September 29, 2023

A hearing that began in July to decide whether or not Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley can be sentenced to life in prison concluded today. Judge Kwame L. Rowe, of the 6th Circuit Court of Oakland County, ruled that the shooter’s status as a minor does not make him ineligible for a no-parole option […]

As of noon, 25,000 UAW members will be striking against the Detroit Three automakers

BY: - September 29, 2023

Two more plants, employing 7,000 workers, are joining the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike at noon Friday, UAW President Shawn Fain announced Friday morning on Facebook Live. This brings the total number of workers who will have walked off the job to 25,000. The strike against Detroit Three auto manufacturers Ford, General Motors and Stellantis […]

On this day in 1975: Nation’s first Black-owned TV station launches 

BY: - September 29, 2023

On Sept. 29, 1975, Detroit television station WGPR-TV 62 signed on air for the first time.  That came after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted in 1973 to grant a permit by African Americans to operate a television station in Detroit.  “There wouldn’t be any need for a station of this type if things […]

Trump to UAW: Endorse me or you won’t have a union

BY: - September 28, 2023

Former President Donald Trump told United Auto Workers (UAW) leaders Wednesday that they would not have a union if they fail to endorse him in the 2024 presidential election. “They have to endorse Trump, because if they don’t, all they’re doing is committing suicide,” Trump said. UAW President Shawn Fain criticized Trump’s Wednesday night visit […]

In metro Detroit, national AFL-CIO head blasts Trump before his Michigan visit

BY: - September 27, 2023

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on Wednesday visited striking United Auto Workers (UAW) employees in metro Detroit. There, she blasted GOP former President Donald Trump only hours ahead of his visit to Clinton Township at a non-union plant in Macomb County.  “The idea that Donald Trump has ever, or will ever, care about working people is […]

UAW president says Trump visit to non-union Michigan company is a ‘pathetic irony’

BY: - September 27, 2023

A day after President Joe Biden joined striking United Auto Workers on the picket line in Michigan alongside UAW President Shawn Fain, the labor leader says he has no intention of meeting with former President Donald Trump when he speaks Wednesday at a non-union automotive parts manufacturer and supplier in Macomb County. Fain, speaking Tuesday […]

Five injured in hit and run at picketing General Motors facility near Flint

BY: - September 27, 2023

Five individuals on the picket line outside of General Motors’ Flint Processing Center in Swartz Creek were injured in a hit and run Tuesday afternoon, according to the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County. Officers responded to the call at around 4 p.m. Tuesday during which they were informed that an individual in a dark […]

Biden makes historic visit to metro Detroit picket line to rally with striking auto workers

BY: - September 26, 2023

Updated, 9:04 p.m. 9/26/23 In the midst of ongoing negotiations between striking auto workers and Detroit’s Big Three manufacturers, President Joe Biden on Tuesday made an appearance on the picket line in Belleville. Speaking to picketers from UAW Local 174 at Willow Run Redistribution Center in metro Detroit, Biden said that unions “saved the automobile […]

Biden will show his ‘vocal support’ for autoworkers Tuesday on a Michigan UAW picket line

BY: - September 26, 2023

As President Joe Biden is scheduled to arrive in Michigan Tuesday, the White House says the Democrat will demonstrate his “vocal support” for autoworkers by joining UAW members on the picket line in Wayne County. “Over the past decade, auto companies have seen record profits, including over the last few years because of the extraordinary […]

Trump to speak Wednesday at non-union Macomb Co. automotive parts manufacturer

BY: - September 25, 2023

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday is set to deliver remarks at Drake Enterprises, an automotive parts manufacturer and supplier in Clinton Township in Macomb County, according to an announcement from Trump’s campaign. The former president’s visit to the facility will follow President Joe Biden’s Tuesday visit to join striking United Auto Workers (UAW) union […]

Michigan has the most plants joining the UAW’s Detroit Three strike

BY: - September 22, 2023

Week two of the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike started Friday, with 38 new sites being called to join picket lines after another week of negotiations with Detroit Three auto manufacturers Ford, General Motors and Stellantis failed to result in a deal. Of the now 41 locations on strike across 21 states, 14 are in […]