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Impact of UAW strike being felt far and wide

The lingering United Auto Workers (UAW) strike at General Motors, now in its fourth week, is starting to have far-reaching impacts — and there’s...

Rick Haglund: People aren’t moving from Michigan — but that’s not...

Michigan’s auto industry was built, in part, on the backs of hundreds of thousands of poor workers from the South who moved here in...

Enviro groups declare solidarity with UAW, telling GM: ‘We know you...

Almost 50 environmental organizations signed a letter Friday addressed to the CEO of General Motors, declaring their support for the United Autoworkers (UAW) members...

Tlaib feels a ‘sense of urgency’ on impeachment

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is having a good week.  The freshman Detroit Democrat has been one of the most outspoken members of the...

Lavora Barnes: GOP tax reform hasn’t lived up to promises

Editor's Note: A previous version of the column may not have included Barnes' full bio. It appears below. Two years ago today, congressional Republicans unveiled...

Susan J. Demas: What’s not in the GOP budget? Start with...

Remember GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder's so-called pension tax, which passed under the GOP-led Legislature in 2011? After the outcry, even some Republicans decided...

Michigan’s poverty rate dips slightly, still above national average

About 1.4 million Michigan residents lived below the federal poverty level in 2018, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. A total of...

GM backs down ending on health coverage for striking workers

As the UAW strike continues, General Motors has decided to continue to offer health care coverage to its almost 50,000 striking employees.  GM released a...

Sanders in Detroit: GM treats ‘workers like crap’

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.), a Democratic presidential candidate, came to General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant with a message of support for striking United...

Michigan House Dems introduce worker protections during Labor Month, UAW strike

A group of Michigan House Democrats on Monday gathered to announce a package of bills focused on improving the compensation, protection and support of...

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