Tracy Samilton

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Insurance companies In Michigan have slashed catastrophic care coverage

Friday, January 28, 2022

A new law allows insurance companies to pay caregiver agencies about half of what they used to get, and many are going broke. That means thousands are losing the care that they rely on to survive.


Michigan Flood Evacuees Must Deal With Displacement, Social Distancing

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Roughly 10,000 residents in downtown Midland, Mich., were evacuated after torrential rains caused two dams to fail. No one knows when it will be safe for them to return home.


Floodwaters Force Thousands Of People To Evacuate In Michigan

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The breach in two dams in Michigan has caused major flooding in two counties. Floodwaters are forcing thousands of people, who have been sheltering in place, to evacuate.


Auto News: GM Sues Rival Over Bribery Allegations, UAW President Resigns

Thursday, November 21, 2019

GM filed suit against Fiat Chrysler saying it bribed UAW officials in order to get favorable labor contracts. And, UAW President Gary Jones resigned following an unfolding corruption scandal.


Voting Continues On United Auto Workers' Tentative Deal With GM

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

UAW members at General Motors' largest factories vote Wednesday and Thursday on a tentative contract agreement. Ratification would end the longest strike against GM since 1970.


Striking Auto Workers Vote On Agreement

Friday, October 18, 2019

Auto workers at General Motors have a tentative agreement, but it doesn't mean their strike is over.


Nearly 50,000 General Motors Employees May Soon Be Headed Back To Work After Strike

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A tentative agreement between the United Automobile Workers and General Motors will allow for the closure of three plants. Union leaders are deciding whether to put the agreement to a full vote.


United Automobile Workers And General Motors Reach Tentative Agreement

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The United Automobile Workers and General Motors have reached a tentative agreement that is subject to a vote by the full membership.


Day 3 Of The UAW's Strike Against GM And The Sides Are Very Far Apart

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The key issues that remain unresolved are health insurance benefits, and the carmaker's reliance on temporary workers. The very far apart language leads some to believe the strike could be a long one.


UAW Corruption Scandal Widens With Raids On Homes Of Current, Former Union Leaders

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Also, a regional director with the union was charged with embezzlement this week. What role will this play on upcoming contentious contract talks?


GM, Union Officials Prepare For Contract Talks Amid Plant Closings And FBI Probes

Thursday, September 12, 2019

General Motors and the United Auto Workers sit down soon to negotiate a new contract. Recession fears and slowing sales are concerns, along with allegations of corruption among UAW leaders.


GM And UAW Face Perfect Storm Ahead Of Contract Talks

Thursday, September 12, 2019

General Motors will be the first United Automobile Workers target in contract talks. A perfect storm of tariffs, recession fears, slowing sales and automation costs has led to unhappy union workers.


How Quick Communication Helps In Vaccination

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A man infected with measles recently visited a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community in Michigan. Officials say a lightning-fast communication network within that community kept it from spreading.


Ohio Grassroots Group Wants A Great Lake To Have Its Own Bill Of Rights

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Voters in Toledo, Ohio, will decide if Lake Erie has legal rights. It's an attempt to amend the city's charter after efforts failed to address toxic algal blooms that affect water supplies.


Officials Hope Date Change Will Drive More Visitors To Detroit Auto Show

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Once again, several big-name automakers won't have reveals or even exhibits at the North American International Auto Show. Organizers of the 54-year-old auto show are struggling to revive it.


The Significant Hitch In Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Carmakers soon will deploy vehicle-to-vehicle communication so cars and infrastructure can send and receive signals from each other to avert things like running red lights and multi-crash pileups.


Say Goodbye To Small Cars In 2019

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Low gas prices combined with fuel economy improvements are driving consumers back to SUVs and trucks. 2019 will see the demise of many small cars, leaving first-time car buyers with fewer choices.


Today 110 Detained Iraqis Were Supposed To Be Released, Instead Their Case Is In Turmoil

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Today was supposed to be a good day for detained Iraqis who were rounded up starting in the summer of 2017. A district court judge had ordered the remaining 110 of the group to be released, but today's opinion from the 6th Circuit Court throws the case into turmoil.


Sergio Marchionne, Charismatic CEO Of Fiat Chrysler, Dies At 66

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has died at 66, following unexpected complications from surgery. He was credited with saving Chrysler after its 2009 bankruptcy and known for doing things his own way.


Experts Say Lawsuit Over Flint Water Crisis Is An Uphill Battle

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Michigan and the city of Flint will argue Wednesday that the lawsuit they face over the city's water crisis should be dismissed. States are generally shielded from lawsuits.