Economic Justice

Andrew Yang pitches universal basic income in downtown Detroit

Businessman and longshot 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang appeared in Detroit’s Cass Corridor Saturday night, making the argument for his campaign’s signature policy...

Lisa Canada: Lawmakers should act quickly to stop payroll, tax fraud...

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights represents more than 14,000 men and women who build our state from the ground up. From...

Green New Deal not backed by most Michigan Dems, Republicans in...

Michigan’s congressional Democrats all agree that something needs to be done about climate change. But most are not voicing support for the much-discussed Green...

AG plans clampdown on ‘payroll fraud’

Updated, 3:58 p.m. and 5:01 p.m. with comments from Charles Owens and legislative Republicans. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Democratic legislators want to crack...

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...

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