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Detroit drops sewer-lining contract with Lanzo from $30M to $900K after Inland Waters protest

Chad Halcom – Roseville-based Lanzo Cos. Inc. went from $ 30 million worth of new Detroit sewer-lining contracts to a four-month bridge deal of just $ 900,000, after rival bidder Inland Waters Pollution Controls Inc. prevailed in a protest of the award. The Board of Water Commissioners overseeing the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department voted […]

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Over 1,000 protest Detroit water shutoffs

More than 1,000 people are rallying in downtown Detroit over service shutoffs by the city’s water department. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Thousands protest Detroit water shutoffs

Corey Williams Associated Press –  About 2,000 nurses, community activists and others called on Detroit officials Friday to stop shutting off water to thousands of customers who are behind on their bills. Protesters trying to prevent crews from conducting the shutoffs also picketed earlier in the day outside the offices of a private contractor working […]

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Nine arrested for disorderly conduct in Detroit during water shutoff protest

While over 1,000 activists marched from Cobo Center to Hart Plaza in Detroit to protest water shutoffs Friday, a smaller group picketed the city contractor responsible for actually cutting off the municipal supply. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit residents protest potential eviction; ‘these homes were built for us’

A group of Detroit residents today called on an Oakland County developer to sell them homes they’ve lived in for years — homes they say they should’ve owned by now. The developer, Peter Barclae, contends otherwise. Barclae built the homes, known as the Gratiot McDougall project, back in 2006. Both parties are currently locked in a […]

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Police: 8 arrested during Detroit water shutoff protest

Police: 8 arrested during Detroit water shutoff protest Chester Clemons, a water shut-off technician for the city of Detroit, shuts off the water at a home in the Palmer Woods neighborhood of Detroit, Mich., on Wednesday,July 8, 2014. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is putting businesses on notice … Full News here – Read more […]

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Police called to Farmington Hills school when parents protest event cancellation

Police were called to Mercy High School in Farmington Hills on Thursday after parents got upset over a canceled annual year-end event. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Two U-M student unions protest GM’s Barra speaking at commencement

Two student unions at the University of Michigan are speaking out against the school’s decision to invite General Motors CEO Mary Barra to deliver the commencement address on Saturday. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Clippers players stage silent protest against Donald Sterling before game

The Los Angeles Clippers are making a silent protest of owner Donald Sterling’s purported comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team’s games. Full News here – Detroit Pistons RSS from The Detroit News

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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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