Economic Justice

Michigan jobless claims skyrocket 550%, experts say big stimulus needed to...

Goldman Sachs estimates about 2.25 million Americans filed initial unemployment claims this week in the wake of job layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Black-owned business battle to survive during COVID-19 crisis

When it comes to the COVID-19 crisis environment, Regina Gaines speaks for a lot of Black-owned businesses in the metro Detroit area. “We’re dead!” Gaines,...

Whitmer: ‘Well above 100’ COVID-19 cases in state

At Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest COVID-19 press conference update Wednesday afternoon at the State Emergency Operations Center, Whitmer alluded to many more imminent positive...

2nd major coronavirus package clears Congress, 3rd in works

WASHINGTON — A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill...

Nessel fights price gouging on the ‘worst St. Patrick’s Day ever’

A box of gloves cost $19. A package of toilet paper will set you back $40. These are some of the complaints coming into...

‘COVID-19 is a virus that does not discriminate’: Advocates want help...

A coalition of 49 community-based groups sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asking that she take immediate action to protect marginalized Michiganders...

Detroit warming center official: ‘We are not panicking’

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the nation, one of America’s largest warming centers said that its services haven’t been compromised at this...

DTE, Consumers Energy suspend senior, low-income shutoffs

Both of Michigan’s largest public utilities have halted non-pay energy shutoffs for low-income and senior customers for the next three weeks, citing concerns over...

COVID-19 impact: Some jobless benefits extended; gyms, movie theaters, other businesses...

Some Michiganders won’t have to worry about how they’ll afford to feed their families or keep the lights on.   That’s due to new action from...

Michigan almost had robust sick leave in 2018. Republicans killed it.

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan continues to rise, thousands of Michiganders are being sent home from their jobs in an attempt...

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