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Does the Grand Rapids Police Officers Association contract promote police officer misconduct?

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under OPINION

A citizen-based analysis of the current state of police-community relations in the City of Grand Rapids has revealed a consistent narrative: there is a clear resistance from the GRPD to accept accountability.   The pattern in practice of GRPD...

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Immigrants' rights are workers' rights

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 10-26-2017 under OPINION

Citizens packed the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting Tuesday night, October 24, 2017, to speak on two prominent issues affecting our city: The Rapid’s ongoing labor dispute with the ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union), and the need for the...

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Local labor unions explain possible effects of Right to Work legislation

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 04-17-2013 under NEWS

On December 11, 2012, Michigan joined Indiana, Iowa and 21 other states by signing into law the new Right-To-Work (RtW) legislation. The new legislation mandates that employees are now allowed a new choice in labor contracts - the choice not to...

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Catalyst Radio: IWW Film Series focuses on labor and social issues

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-10-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEWIn this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a monthly film series put on by the Grand Rapids chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World...

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