union representation Ypsilanti Railroad Workers Played Large Role In The Labor Movement By Jorge Avellan • Sep 4, 2017 Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org Like many states, Michigan began observing the Labor Day holiday in 1894. Washtenaw County played a role in developing the movement before it became a holiday. Listen Listening... / 0:45 WEMU's Jorge Avellan reports on the role Ypsilanti played in establishing Labor Day. Teachers Union Can’t Force Members To Wait To Drop Out By Rick Pluta • May 4, 2017 Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org Teachers don’t have to wait if they want to drop out of their union. That ruling was handed down Wednesday by the Michigan Court of Appeals. The court said the Michigan Education Association can’t force teachers who want to leave to wait until an August “opt-out period.” Listen Listening... / 0:37 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on a court ruling that says teachers can leave their unions whenever they want. Amendments To Plan For Saving Detroit Schools Faces Opposition By Jake Neher • Feb 18, 2016 Michigan Senate Democrats / senatedems.com Democrats are criticizing a new state House proposal to rescue Detroit Public Schools. Listen Listening... / 0:39 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Jake Neher reports on criticism to legislation for saving Detroit Public Schools.