MEA Union President In Line for Six-Figure Government Pension

By Tom Gantert, Michigan Capitol Confidential

When the current president of the state’s largest teachers union worked for the Lansing School District more than 20 year ago, his job title was “paraprofessional.” That’s a position that pays between $7.69 and $16.52 an hour, according to a recent union contract.

UAW and Ford to negotiate a new contract this year

By Joseph S. Pete, nwitimes.com

Collective bargaining got off to a contentious start in 2015 when BP and the United Steelworkers union weren’t able to reach a new pact, but the Whiting refinery isn’t the only industrial facility in the Calumet Region where negotiations are coming up.