March 25, 1985 |
A man who says he was severely frostbitten while waiting outside a church to get free government cheese and butter is suing both the state and a church agency for at least $10,000 each. The suits were filed last week by Albert Bago, 61, of Southfield, who has been out of work since 1980, when he was laid off as a machinist at Tishkin Products. He is a diabetic and suffered a stroke shortly after losing his job. On Feb.
August 20, 1993 |
At a ceremony outside a historic one-room schoolhouse, the state of Michigan embarked Thursday on a potential revolution in public education. Republican Gov. John Engler signed legislation that next year will eliminate local property taxes as a source of funds for public schools, a radical and unprecedented step that many here hope will lead to a fundamental restructuring of the school system.
September 4, 1986 |
More than 7,000 teachers were on strike over contract disputes in eight states Wednesday, leaving nearly 118,000 students without classes or in abbreviated sessions. "We are talking everything--salaries and fringe benefits," Barbara R. Goda, president of the Schuylkill Valley Teacher's Assn. in Pennsylvania, said of negotiations in her district.
September 14, 1987 |
A contract stalemate continued Sunday in the nation's third-largest school district, leading officials to cancel classes today. Chicago school board spokesman Robert Saigh said the two sides did not meet Sunday after a 10-hour negotiating session Saturday produced little progress. "It doesn't look good," Saigh said. Meanwhile, strikes continued in six other states, with only one district, in Michigan, reporting a tentative settlement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1987
Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) wants to borrow an idea from Michigan that might help families stop worrying about where the money will come from when their children are ready for college. The idea comes from Gov. James J. Blanchard of Michigan, where about $3,000 paid into a state trust fund will cover tuition at the University of Michigan or any other public college 18 years from now--when tuition is expected to cost more than $20,000 for four years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - The wealthy conservatives behind a November ballot measure that would constrain organized labor's ability to raise political money say their initiative, Proposition 32, would help change the balance of power in California's Democrat-dominated Capitol. But the experiences of some states that have passed similar measures suggest that's not always the case. Union opponents have scored their biggest victories in "right-to-work" states, where labor is typically weaker than in California because workers are not required to become members or pay union fees.