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Local manufacturing workers react to Austin Bunn's "RUST"

by (Jeremy Moore)

Submitted 10-04-2011 under OPINION

"It was a good run," said Marty Green, former employee of the General Motors Metal Fabrication plant in Wyoming, Mich. Marty sums up much of the sentiment radiating from "RUST." Namely, that the era of Michigan-as-titan-of-industry—of sweaty, hard-...

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Former manufacturing employees shake off the "RUST"

by (Jeremy Moore)

Submitted 09-26-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Marty Green started his manufacturing career at the General Motors Metal Fabrication plant on 36th Street in Wyoming in 1985. Although he experienced some bumps along the way by way of short-lived layoffs, he still enjoyed his time at GM. ...

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Filmmaker and Human Rights Activist Barbara Martinez Jitner Speaks at GRCC Diversity Lecture Series

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 11-17-2010 under NEWS

Barbara Martinez Jitner drew a significant crowd to her lecture on Wednesday night, Oct 20. From the stage of the Fountain Street Church (24 Fountain NE), Jitner shed light on the situation of young female Mexican factory workers that have been...

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Radical Journalist John Ross Speaks in Grand Rapids

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 03-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Radical journalist, poet, and activist John Ross spoke at Trinity Church on Lake Drive on Wednesday night. Mr Ross was born in the U.S. but has lived in Mexico City since 1985. He has written extensively about immigration reform, both the Mexican...

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