Economic Justice

Retired teacher faces eviction from ‘hot area’ in Detroit

Eloise Halliburton is in a fight to save her Detroit home. She says that Michigan First Credit Union (MFCU) wants to evict her from her...

Column: Michigan needs a ‘rural ombudsman’

Michigan’s official state motto is: “Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam Circumspice," or, “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” Michigan is a large state...

AG, high court could still weigh minimum wage, sick leave laws

Attorney General Dana Nessel and the state’s highest court could still weigh whether Lame Duck laws that dramatically scaled back ballot proposals regarding paid...

Michigan millennial leads nation’s largest NAACP branch

Kamilia Landrum is on the move. At 30, she’s the youngest Detroit NAACP executive director in the branch’s 107 years. The Detroit branch is the...

AG asked to review migrant farm worker pay

Updated, 5:48 p.m. with comments from Arbulu, Scholten, LARA and the Farm Bureau. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking Attorney General Dana Nessel to...

Low-wage working households on the rise in Michigan

The Great Recession may be over, but its impact continues to linger in Michigan, especially for those at or near the bottom of the...

Think tank: Trump budget cuts training key to Black workers

President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget includes $1.2 billion in cuts to several job training programs will hurt African-Americans and other underserved...

Michigan farmers cheer Whitmer’s Double Up Food Bucks boost

Stockbridge farmer Helen Chandler is a big fan of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to beef up a program helping people in need buy fresh...

Dems try to boost minimum wage after last year’s heartbreak

Carla Anderson believes that Michigan would have stronger communities if workers who make minimum wage — or close to it — have more take-home...

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