At lunchtime at Royal Barbecue Friday, the mood was upbeat.
The picket lines continue - at least for another eight days.
"It's such a little thing that a lot of people take for granted, but it's very important in the transgender community." That's Tracy, although not officially. Tracy is transitioning from a male to a female and is in the process of changing her identity on paper to fit that new transition. And the process is extensive. It involves a background check, a legal publication, a fingerprint log and plenty of filing fees. The process can be cumbersome, which is why attornies are extending their help to assist individuals transitioning.
A push-button ignition in a vehicle baffled two suspects during an armed robbery at a home in Colorado.
The UAW National GM Council has voted in favor of the tentative deal with General Motors, sending the vote now onto the entire membership Thursday afternoon. Though thousands of UAW workers will still be off the job as the union hasn't chosen just yet to end the strike.
Details of the tentative deal between the UAW and General Motors have been released as we wait for union leadership to vote to send the deal to union members.
As General Motors and the United Auto Workers agree on a tentative labor contract Wednesday, trust becomes a key factor in moving the deal forward.
The UAW GM Council has recommended ratification of the tentative agreement but said the strike to conitnue until it has been approved by union members.
The UAW announced a tentative agreement has been reached between the union and General Motors to end the strike that started on September 15.
After a 31-year-career at Ford, it's philanthropy arm's president is retiring. Jim Vella, 63, who has guided the Ford Fund since 2006 announced his retirement on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
A former employee of the Detroit Hamtramck GM plant died earlier this month when she suffered a heart attack on the picket line.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by members of the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories.
With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement.
UAW workers continue to walk the picket line on what is now week five of the strike against GM.
When the strike first started, people were out in t-shirts and shorts, however, they're bundled up around a fire now. Closing in on a month and some good news for these workers came though, in the form of 25 extra dollars a week in strike pay.
"This is my first GM car and my last," said Charlotte Thorpe.
There is new hope for a possible end to the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors.
Friday was day 26 of the strike in a week that's seen General Motors leader Mary Barra and UAW leadership meet behind closed doors. But another week still without a resolution.
General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra has stepped into contract talks with striking auto workers, asking the union to wrap up outstanding issues and respond to a company offer made this week.
Thursday meant day 25 of the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors as talks intensify.