Economic Justice

Warren stumps for new ‘economic patriotism’ plan in Detroit, Lansing

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared in Detroit and Lansing Tuesday as part of a presidential campaign swing through the Midwest in which she...

Upton joins Dems to offer ‘dreamers’ path to citizenship

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was one of seven Republicans who joined with Democrats in the U.S. House on Tuesday to...

Inslee talks climate change, water shutoffs during Detroit visit

Presidential hopeful Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has described himself as the “climate candidate.” On Tuesday, he visited sections of Detroit during what was described...

Julie Cassidy: Too many Detroiters still struggle, despite city’s progress

Ten years after the official end of the Great Recession, many Michigan families are still struggling as rising housing prices outpace post-recession income growth....

Whitmer lends support to equal pay legislation

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rallied supporters at an equal pay day event Wednesday, saying legislation must pass that bars private companies from asking women about...

Study: ‘Deaths of despair’ could drop with EITC, minimum wage boosts

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed state budget would increase Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from its current rate of 6 percent to 12 percent,...
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Union: New MSU grad student contract offers raise, helps international employees

One month after criticizing Michigan State University for “negligence and apathy” during contract negotiations, the union representing its graduate school employees has announced a...

Harris shakes off ‘electability’ argument during Detroit NAACP address

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has made African American voters a key target early in the presidential race – she’s visited more Historically Black...

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...

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