Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Members of the Utica school board ratified a one-year contract extension Monday between the district and members of the Utica Skilled Trades Association – Local 400.
Members of the Utica Skilled Trades Association – Local 400 have secured a one-year extension on their current collective bargaining agreement with Utica Community Schools. Utica's board of education unanimously ratified the extension Monday, which will keep the terms and provisions of the current contract in effect through June 30, 2016. "The agreement provides both long- and short-term financial stability for the district and allows for a continued focus on student achievement," said Tim McAvoy, director of school/community relations. The 90-page contract lays out terms and procedures for everything from the use of temporary workers and promotion processes to work schedules and benefits. The provisions affect all skilled trades personnel…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Post your views on the proposed right-to-work legislation by adding it to the Local Voices section of Shelby-Utica Patch.
Do you have an opinion on the proposed right-to-work legislation? Then we would like you to let everyone know about it by sharing it on Shelby-Utica Patch. All you need to do is add your opinion—it could be as short as a sentence or as long as a term paper—to our Local Voices section. It’s quick and easy to do. Just click here to post your opinion. Whether you are for or against the right-to-work bills, we would love for you to share your voice with the Wyandotte community.
UAW members and other unions are at the state Capitol in Lansing today as the state Legislature passed proposed right-to-work legislation. Patch was Lansing, as well, posting live updates throughout the day.
Patch provided live updates from Lansing today as the state Legislature passed right-to-work legislation. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that he would put right-to-work on his agenda. Following Snyder's announcement, Republicans in the Legislature put bills forward in both houses, prompting protests in Lansing by union groups, including the UAW. The bills were passed and signed into law by Snyder Tuesday. Watch live video from various sources in Lansing, or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #righttowork. How to join the conversation: Click "play" on the Cover it Live box on this page (you may have to reload your browser to see the box). Read more on right-to-work legislation:
Monday, December 10, 2012
Legislation passed last week in the Michigan House and Senate could reach Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature by Tuesday. Leave a comment or upload a photo if you participate in related demonstrations!
Demonstrators took to the Capitol steps Monday in Lansing to sound off on right-to-work legislation that is poised to become law after Gov. Rick Snyder did an abrupt about-face on the issue last week and a series of related bills passed in the House and Senate. Larger protests are expected Tuesday when the legislation could reach Snyder's desk for his signature. Patch will be live-blogging from Lansing as the situation develops. [Are you participating in the demonstrations? Leave a comment, upload a photo or e-mail Shelby-Utica Patch editor Marina Cracchiolo!] Read on for a description of each bill and to find out how lawmakers who represent Shelby and Utica voted. The legislation that would make Michigan a "right-to-work" state was passed…