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Detroit declara guerra contra jubiladas/os

By March 4, 2014

25 de febrero de 2014 Oficina WW/MO en Detroit El “Plan de Ajuste ” del administrador de emergencias Kevyn Orr, es una declaración de guerra contra las/os 20.000 jubilados de la ciudad de Detroit y sus pensiones. El plan, presentado el 21 de febrero en el caso de bancarrota de la ciudad, pide un recorte […]


Detroit declares war on pensioners

By February 25, 2014

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s “Plan of Adjustment” is a declaration of war on the city of Detroit’s 20,000 retirees and their pensions. The plan, filed Feb. 21 in the city’s bankruptcy case, calls for a 34 percent cut in monthly pension payments to non-uniformed retirees. At a Feb. 22 meeting of the American Federation of […]


Detroit retirees fight pension theft

By August 29, 2013
Chicago unionists join Detroit activists to protest the banks.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe

On Aug.19, the largest turnout yet protested Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings. More than 200 retirees and their supporters protested outside the federal courthouse for hours while motions were being presented inside to Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union—Council 25 called the demonstration and the rank-and-file group, Stop Theft […]


Protests decry anti-Islam film

By October 3, 2012

Fifteen hundred people packed the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Mich., for a rally on Sept. 28 against Islamophobia. The largely Arab-American crowd was joined by representatives of community organizations, other religious groups and elected officials. Delegations from five churches across Michigan traveled to stand in solidarity with this mass community outpouring […]