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UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn’t get its way in upcoming contract talks. Gary Jones told delegates at the union’s bargaining convention in Detroit that it would raise weekly strike pay from $200 to $250 per week this … Continue reading UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

DETROIT | John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92

DETROIT (AP) — Dubbed “Big John” for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greeted visitors to his Washington office. The story behind it also helped: The Michigan Democrat is said to have felled the animal with a … Continue reading DETROIT | John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92

DETROIT | Former Rep. Dingell, US’s longest-serving lawmaker, dies

DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit’s auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring in 2014, died Thursday at his … Continue reading DETROIT | Former Rep. Dingell, US’s longest-serving lawmaker, dies

DETROIT | Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

DETROIT  — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education. The former first lady was greeted with smiles, looks of astonishment and applause after entering the second floor of the building where … Continue reading DETROIT | Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

DETROIT | Water coolers replace school drinking fountains in Detroit

DETROIT— Thousands of Detroit public schools students were told Tuesday to drink from district-supplied water coolers or bottled water on the first day of classes, after the drinking fountains were shut off because of contaminants in some water fixtures. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said last week that elevated levels of lead or copper were found in … Continue reading DETROIT | Water coolers replace school drinking fountains in Detroit