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Michigan prisoners leave cells in protest over meals, menu options

More than 100 prisoners at Kinross Correctional Facility in Kincheloe left their cells and demonstrated Monday over their food — two months after the Department of Corrections eliminated 370 state jobs and privatized its food service. Full News here – freep

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Professor resigns in protest over WSU engineering dean’s actions

— A longtime Wayne State University instructor quit his job at the Board of Governors meeting Friday in protest of what he said was the dean of the College of Engineering’s ‘lack of integrity.’ Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Auto Show Protest Planned For Sunday

As the media whirlwind surrounding the North American International Auto Show gears up in advance of the show next week, the Autoworker Caravan is holding its fifth annual protest in front of COBO Center on Sunday, Jan. 12. From a press release: We choose the day before “media week” because reporters are here from around the […]

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Local and national union leaders to join Black Friday protest at Metro Detroit Walmart

A protest planned at a Sterling Heights Walmart store against workers’ low wages is expected to draw several local and international union leaders on Friday at noon. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Local and national union leaders to join Black Friday protest at Metro Detroit Walmart

A protest planned at a Sterling Heights Walmart store against workers’ low wages is expected to draw several local and international union leaders on Friday at noon. Full News here – Detroit News

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International union president to join Black Friday protest at Metro Detroit Walmart

The event, called “Black Friday for Better Jobs,” will include Detroit Metro AFL-CIO President Chris Michalakis, Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift and SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Some Michigan teachers protest union’s actions

— On the eve of the Legislature’s Thanksgiving break, three teachers went before a Senate committee to accuse their union of deception and intimidation. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Activists to protest Grosse Pointe Park police accused of taking insensitive videos

Grosse Pointe Park police are accused of recording black men and sharing the videos for their own amusement. Full News here – Detroit News

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In Detroit, Safety Protest Keeps the Buses Parked for a Day

In Detroit, Safety Protest Keeps the Buses Parked for a Day About 150 drivers rallied Monday outside Detroit City Hall to protest what they called a lack of protections for drivers, who have seen a recent series of violent on-the-job attacks. The city halted bus service earlier Monday after drivers called in … Full News […]

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Hundreds protest Detroit bankruptcy

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of a hearing Thursday that will determine if Detroit is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Retirees, others protest outside of Detroit bankruptcy hearing

Retirees, city workers and others waved flags, carried signs and chanted in protest of Detroit’s emergency manager and the city’s historic bankruptcy filing. Full News here – Detroit News

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Medical marijuana advocates protest removal of Lansing baby

Acting on a petition by Children’s Protective Services caseworkers, an Ingham County Family Court referee on Friday ordered the infant removed from her parents’ home because her mother – a registered medical marijuana caregiver – had marijuana in the house, the groups said. Full News here – freep

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Watch Dearborn protest against U.S. militarism in Syria

More than 150 protestors, many from Syria or with relatives there, gathered on the steps of Dearborn City Hall demanding the U.S. not engage in military action with Syria. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit professors plan to protest at governor’s anti-blight kickoff over unrelated contract dispute

Protesting faculty members of the University of Detroit Mercy plan to crash a press conference Monday in which Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials are scheduled to celebrate an anti-blight project. Full News here – Detroit News

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Union workers from around the country gather in Detroit to protest Michigan ‘attacks’ on labor

A national conference of young union workers is taking place in Downtown Detroit this weekend, and hundreds of participants took the gathering to the streets Friday to protest emergency management and the state’s right-to-work law. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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