By David Brown, December 18, 2012
After years of demanding concessions from its workers, Awrey Bakeries is preparing to shut down production and lay off more than 200 workers.
“It is like they are trying to find a way to kill us off”
By a WSWS reporting team, December 14, 2012
A WSWS reporting team recently spoke to medically uninsured Detroit residents participating in a free health screening.
By Shannon Jones, November 30, 2012
A major credit rating agency further downgraded Detroit’s debt as city officials advance new proposals for cuts.
By Bryan Dyne, November 27, 2012
Detroit Mayor David Bing and the city council are using the threat of potential bankruptcy to escalate the assault on city workers.
Firefighter says budget cuts are “killing people.”
By Lawrence Porter, Bryan Dyne, November 21, 2012
A fire on the west side of Detroit early Sunday morning resulted in the deaths of an elderly couple in their 70s, Kyle and Theresa Bozeman.
“There are a lot of people here who need help”
By Shannon Jones, November 20, 2012
The huge turnout at a winter coat distribution in Detroit is another sign of the dire hardship facing residents in the city and surrounding suburbs.
By Naomi Spencer, October 13, 2012
The electrocution of a Detroit man during an attempted copper theft gives an indication of the desperate social conditions in the city.
By James Brewer, October 11, 2012
The deindustrialization and dismantling of Detroit is the subject of a new documentary.
By Shannon Jones, October 9, 2012
As the poverty rate has risen in Michigan overall, its suburban areas have seen a deepening of poverty.
By Andre Damon, October 6, 2012
The 34 workers who were victimized in the aftermath of the five-day strike at Detroit’s wastewater treatment plant were made to sign agreements to return to work after receiving five-day suspensions and extended probation periods.
By Andre Damon, Barry Grey, October 5, 2012
On Thursday evening, AFSCME Local 207 formally called off the five-day strike of sewerage workers at the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant, having engineered a collapse of the walkout without any gains for the workers.
By Jerry White, October 4, 2012
The leadership of AFSCME Local 207 has brought the strike of hundreds of Detroit Water and Sewerage Workers to an ignominious dead end.