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Detroit city workers, retirees vote in favor of pension cuts in bankruptcy plan

Detroit city workers, retirees vote in favor of pension cuts in bankruptcy plan DETROIT – Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history. The city disclosed results from two months of … Full News […]

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Texas-based retail chain replacing Ypsilanti Township Kmart looking to hire workers

The Plano, Texas-based store At Home — which recently changed its name from Garden Ridge — has signs posted along Washtenaw Avenue and Golfside Drive advertising its hiring. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Rick Haglund: Where minimum wage will land is anybody’s guess, but workers can only benefit

If you want to start an argument—and who doesn’t these days—just mention raising the minimum wage. It’s one of the hottest public policy debates in the country. Low-wage workers, particularly hamburger flippers, are engaged in political efforts nationwide to… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Man accused of killing two Dearborn Family Dollar workers found competent to stand trial

A man charged in the slaying of two Family Dollar employees in July 2013 has been found competent to stand trial, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office. Full News here – Detroit News

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Starbucks offers online college program to workers

New York — Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an online college degree at Arizona State University at a steeply discounted rate. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit retirees, workers get ready to vote on pension cuts

More than 32,000 past and present Detroit city workers face potentially lifestyle-altering decisions starting next week when a packet arrives in the mail. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Furniture store workers help sex assault victim

The quick thinking of workers at a local furniture store kept a victim of sexual assault safe from her attacker. Police say she was kidnapped and chained to the basement of a home on the 7200 block of Woodmont while being sexually assaulted for hours. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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La-Z-Boy cuts 100 workers as it closes furniture plants

Leslie Patton Bloomberg News – Monroe-based La-Z-Boy Inc. said it’s firing about 100 workers as it closes plants in a restructuring. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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MHS workers to sleep in dog houses tonight

You could say the Michigan Humane Society is in the dog house.  Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Delta says 714 laid off Detroit Metro Airport workers will be rehired

Delta Air Lines said Monday that the more than 700 employees that are being laid off at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as it switches contractors will be rehired. Full News here – Detroit News

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meeting builds delegation for February 15 Workers Inquiry

meeting builds delegation for February 15 Workers Inquiry As part of the gentrification of downtown Detroit, low-income residents are being driven out of low-income Section 8 housing to make way for the development of “market rate” upscale apartment units. Many of the tenants attending Friday's meeting … Full News here – Read more on World […]

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Technicolor Videocassette of Michigan laying off 200 workers in Metro Detroit

Technicolor Videocassette of Michigan is laying off 200 workers in Metro Detroit, according to a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Act document filed with the state on Jan. 10. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Pension freeze for 5,600 Detroit workers delayed

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr on Monday temporarily halted a Dec. 31 freeze of pension benefits for 5,600 non-uniform employees to give retirees and labor unions more time to negotiate in bankruptcy mediation sessions. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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DTE, Consumers utility line workers brave cold, ice to restore power

Corey Williams Associated Press – Thousands of electrical workers have put in double shifts since early this week trying to restore power to more than a half-million homes and businesses in Michigan and beyond. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Crews mapping every blighted structure in Detroit; Workers, volunteers using Nexus 7 tablets for massive survey

For the past two mornings, dozens of hired workers and volunteers have met by numbered signs in the halls of Tech Town. There, they are given Google Nexus 7 tablets and, in groups of three, set out to Detroit’s neighborhoods to document every blighted structure and lot. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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