Michigan

Strikers close down Hudson body plant

An article by L.B. about the strike at auto-parts manufacturer, Briggs, in Detroit. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker February 14, 1933 (Vol. 14, No. 109, Whole No. 842)

The Christmas Eve Calumet massacre, 1913

Just some of the child victims of that day

A short history of the biggest mass murder in Michigan history: the massacre of 73 people, mostly the children of striking miners at a Christmas party on Christmas Eve in 1913.

“A square deal?”: the Michigan CIO debates the no-strike pledge

Selections from minutes of a 1943 Michigan CIO convention, debating the 'no-strike pledge' during World War II.

Report from Right to Work Less Protest

15,000 people at Lansing State Capitol building

Report From Right To Work for Less Protest in Michigan 12-11-12
by David, First of May Anarchist Alliance member

Lest we forget: in tribute to the pioneers of the great Flint sit down strike - Ronda Hauben

Retrospective look at conditions workers endured prior to the Flint sit down strike of 1937-38, and how they went on to win.

We'll let you know when to come back - Kermit Johnson

First hand account of Kermit Johnson, rank and file chairman for the strike committee during the Flint sit down strike of 1936-37.

Holiday! The Lansing general strike of 1937

This image from the Lansing Labor Holiday shows how protesters used automobiles

A summary of the 1937 Lansing 'Labor Holiday', a general strike in the city in response to police raids on union organizers.

Who We Are - Solidarity & Defense

A group description by Solidarity & Defense, an anti-authoritarian group based in Detroit and Lansing that existed from 2008-2011.

Starbucks fires another barista for union activity

Cole Dorsey

Grand Rapids firing comes in the midst of Unfair Labor Practice charges being investigated by the NLRB against Starbucks.

Grand Rapids Starbucks Union and Spanish CNT announce global day of action

Starbucks workers hold press conference on May 1st 2008.

Grand Rapids Starbucks Union and the Seville local of the Spanish CNT have announced a Global Day of Action against Starbucks July 5th.