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Castro, Booker only candidates to bring up Michigan at 3rd Dem...

Michigan was a big topic at the last round of Democratic debates in July — just as you'd expect for events held in Detroit. During...

Ex-NYT labor reporter: Trump has ‘not made America great again’ for...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has “not made America great again for American workers,” a former longtime New York Times labor reporter told an...

Study: Low-income, students of color squeezed in Michigan’s college affordability crisis

A new study shows that Michigan’s public universities and community colleges are facing an affordability crisis, which has especially hit low-income families hard.  The study...

Democrat debuts bill expanding EITC to younger workers

State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia) this week introduced a bill extending a low-income tax credit to childless workers between ages 18 to 24. House Bill...

House Dems push plan to bolster unemployment insurance

Democrats in the state House of Representatives have proposed legislation that they say would “strengthen and improve” the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA).  The 10-bill...

Column: Worker-protection laws aren’t ready for an automated future

Science fiction has long imagined a future in which humans constantly interact with robots and intelligent machines. This future is already happening in warehouses and...

Oxfam report: Michigan lands in the bottom half of states for...

Michigan is known the world over as the birthplace of the United Auto Workers and has long been synonymous with organized labor. But after decades...

Column: We need to focus on kids’ strengths in school and...

Seeing all those back-to-school posts on Facebook is making me more than a little misty this year.  As a mom, I know my days of...

AG announces 13 payroll fraud felonies

As Michigan Democrats continue taking aim at the issue of payroll fraud, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Wednesday that her office charged 13 felonies...

House Dems announce clean air legislation

As the Michigan Legislature prepares to return to work full-time after its summer recess, House Democrats announced Wednesday a package of bills aimed at...

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