The news hit on Thursday – If an agreement is not reached by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, UAW workers will go on strike.
But this strike will be different. Although the union will strike against the Big Three – Ford, General Motors and Stellantis – only some employees will strike at first. Depending on how the talks go, there could be more strikes later. It’s called a “stand up strike” because if negotiations don’t go well, others will stand up and strike.
“We will not strike all of our facilities at once. We will hit three companies, a historic first, initially with a limited number of targets we will announce,” Fein said. “Then, based on what’s happening in the bargaining, we’re going to announce more locals that will be called to stand up and strike.”
Fain will update members on the status of the strike and provide a list of locations where workers will strike first on Facebook Live on Thursday at 10 p.m.
A strike seems likely for now.
Fathers, teenage sons on the police
Two teenagers, their father and another family member are accused of assaulting Shelby Township police over the weekend.
Officers were investigating reports of someone shooting from a black Escalade Saturday evening near 22 Mile Road and Ryan. After a caller obtained the suspect SUV’s license plate, it was traced to the home of 55-year-old Sam Kassab in a nearby neighborhood.
“That’s when things went south,” said Shelby Township Police Sgt. Mark Benedettini.
Officers said they wanted to pull the Escalade over so they could get a search warrant after Kasab allegedly became upset with the investigation. Police said he shoved an officer, who then tried to wrangle him into custody.
When he interrupted, his wife “went into the house and called some others to come out.”
The family’s 15- and 16-year-old sons, who punched the officers in the face, police said.. Troy, the family’s cousin, also took part in the attack.
“One can only imagine if a regular citizen came up to them and rubbed them the wrong way,” Benedettini said.
The healthcare worker who died in the accident donated his organs to the hospital where he worked
A health care worker who died after an accident on his way to work is helping others after donating his organs to the hospital he was on his way to.
Lee Hershman, 57, was driving to Troy Beaumont on Monday when another driver crossed the median on M-59 and hit him. He later died in hospital.
“A hero in life and death. He signed up on Michigan’s donor registry to become an organ donor,” Bruce Nisley said. “Her family has graciously supported her decision and will carry that gift of life on to others.”
Hershman worked at the hospital for 28 years.
Beautifully said doctors were able to restore Hershman’s kidney, which had already been transplanted into two patients, saving their lives. Family and hospital staff were able to witness the ultimate gift of dedicated staff.
Detroit mother of 12 dies after medical emergency
12 children lost their mothers this week after medical emergencies.
Tiffany Holliday, 42, suffered a stroke in July and remained in the hospital until Labor Day weekend.
“I’m disabled, I couldn’t take care of myself. He opened his door for me. He did it for me, he did it for everybody,” said his brother James Holliday. “It didn’t matter who you were, white, black, yellow, green, he did everything he could to help the community.”
Tiffany was remembered as one of the most giving people around, finding time and space to care for others even in such a large family. She threw birthday parties and graduation parties for her kids and the kids who lived in the neighborhood.
He leaves behind children aged 1 to 26 years.
Suicide Prevention Forum includes roundtables with mental health experts, police agencies
A suicide prevention community forum in metro Detroit is scheduled for Thursday with the goal of talking more about ways to tell if someone is struggling with mental illness.
Organizers say the goal is that by talking more about suicide prevention, it will be increasingly prevented. But it is not an easy task.
“There are aspects of this that we don’t see, people don’t contact us, they don’t tell us,” Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King said.
Both the police and loved ones can look for those signs.
“Some of the signs could be people making comments, making jokes about killing themselves,” Southfield Police Chief Alvin Barren said. “And then there are other people who hide it very well, and at the last minute you find out that they have this kind of thinking.”
The two police chiefs spoke before the event and advocated increasing help for those who are depressed or isolated.
One method of seeking help starts with the National Suicide Awareness Hotline 988.
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A nice stretch of weather started on Thursday.
What else are we looking at?
- The next phase of the Joe Louis Greenway begins along a dirt path in Highland Park. The 1.6-mile stretch will travel through historic communities and create snaking trails intended to connect neighborhoods around the city.
- A Warren woman is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges of producing and distributing child pornography. As part of the investigation, Amber Dunbar’s home was searched last year.
- Blake’s Hard Cider has announced the return of four retired ciders and a new release to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Black Phillip, Flannel Mouth, Grizzly Pear and Rose are back in 12-can “Throwback Packs.”
- A flying car was revealed at the Detroit Auto Show on Wednesday.
- Need weekend plans? Get into the Halloween spirit at Frankenfest, enjoy the Romulus Parade of Lights and Pumpkin Festival, or immerse yourself in pop culture at Pop Fest.
Judge again declares DACA illegal, likely to go to Supreme Court
When a federal judge on Wednesday invalidated a revised version of a federal policy that barred the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children, he declined to order an immediate end to the program and the protections it affords to recipients.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hannen agreed with Texas and eight other states suing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. The judge’s ruling was ultimately expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the third time the program’s fate has been sent before the high court.
“While sympathetic to the plight of DACA recipients and their families, this Court has for some time expressed concerns about the legality of the program,” Hanen wrote in his 40-page ruling. “The solution to these deficiencies lies with the legislative, not the executive or judicial branches. Congress, for whatever reason, has chosen not to pass legislation like DACA … The executive branch cannot usurp the powers granted by Congress. The Constitution — even filling a vacuum — to do.”
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