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Whitmer announces steps to fight payroll fraud 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced rule changes for state contract bids. The protections, in connection to her 2019 executive directive, are designed to...

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out USDA’s goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition programs in the president’s budget...

MIOSHA extends emergency worker rules

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) this week extended its emergency rules, originally issued Oct. 14, 2020, aimed at protecting Michigan workers,...

Column: Right to Work has failed to live up to conservative...

Nearly a decade ago — Dec. 11, 2012, to be exact — then-Gov. Rick Snyder landed a savage right hook to Michigan’s vaunted labor...

Judge freezes Detroit marijuana business application process  

A federal judge on Wednesday halted the city of Detroit from processing recreational marijuana business applications. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman issued a temporary restraining...

‘This could set women back generations’: The pandemic recession’s toll on...

When the COVID-19 pandemic began driving women from their jobs en masse a little more than one year ago, West Michigan Works employees were...

Metro Detroit Teamsters-7 Up strike ends after 21 days

The Teamsters Local 337 strike against Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) that owns 7 Up has ended after 21 days. The metro Detroit union and the...

Longtime Detroit Tigers vendor won’t be at opening day game, but...

Amzie Griffin worked as a vendor at Detroit Tigers opening day games every year between 1960 and 2019. However, the COVID-19 pandemic ended his...

COVID-19 metrics have met the threshold to close some businesses, but...

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and case positivity rates are spiking across Michigan, but restaurants, bars and schools remain open with some health restrictions. In the early...

Rick Haglund: Can Biden help reignite the labor movement?

President Joe Biden has promised to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” And Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber couldn’t be happier. Bieber said...

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