Labor

Longtime labor activist Liz Jackson dies at 102

Described as a fighter with no quit in her, Elizabeth Jackson was a force in Detroit’s labor, political and civil rights communities for many...

GM to produce masks, ventilators during COVID-19 outbreak

General Motors — which, like all Big Three automakers, has shut down its plants to stop the spread of COVID-19 — announced Friday a...

Column: Workers left out of govt., business response to COVID-19

As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, workers and families around the country are finding out how weak the U.S. social safety net is. Almost three-quarters of Americans...

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...

Biden in Detroit: ‘Trump is bully who must be defeated’

Former Vice President Joe Biden, one of two main Democratic presidential hopefuls left standing, touted his résumé and warned voters about the dangers of...

Union rallies to secure $15 wage for Detroit airport workers

Gerald Scruggs, a cabin cleaner at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), says that he hasn’t been treated well by his employer, Prospect Airport Services. “I’m coming...

Column: Real pay data show Trump’s ‘blue collar boom’ is more...

If you thought workers’ hourly pay was finally rising, think again. At first glance, the latest data – which came out on Feb. 7 –...

Michigan manufacturing sees ups and downs on Trump’s watch

In 2016, Donald Trump ran on “bringing back” manufacturing jobs to Rust Belt states like Michigan, which was one factor in his surprise wins...

Column: Nevada got lucky, and other caucus takeaways

Motivational speaker Pete Buttigieg is uttering some discouraging words about the results of Nevada’s caucuses. And who can blame him? Nothing would propel a...

Sanders wins Nevada, Biden a distant 2nd

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the projected winner of the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday.  Sanders had 46.6% with 50% of precincts reporting as...

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