Labor

Rust belt leaders rip Trump for ‘selling out’ workers

Labor allies from Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on Thursday pushed back hours ahead of against President Donald Trump’s afternoon event celebrating the one-year anniversary...

Most Michigan reps. vote to protect union pensions

The U.S. House on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at salvaging union pensions, an issue close to the hearts of many Michigan lawmakers. Known as...

Kamala Harris at SEIU rally: ‘Detroit was built by workers’

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Wednesday became the first presidential candidate to rally with Detroit security officers who are trying to unionize.  Several presidential...

Harris to attend SEIU Detroit rally Wednesday

Updated, 5:11 a.m., 6/24/19 with new location for the rally U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is slated to be at a Wednesday rally in Detroit...

Education advocates grapple with ‘disturbing’ higher ed budget

As Republican legislators and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continue to battle over the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, key interest groups want to see a paradigm...

Michigan U.S. House Dems vote to boost minimum wage to $15...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday voted to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025 — which could mean...

Nessel joins other AGs in pushing feds for fairer labor practices

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined attorneys general from around the country in urging the federal government “to protect workers from harmful anti-competitive...

Attorneys spar over Legislature’s ‘adopt and amend’ move on minimum wage,...

For almost two hours on Wednesday, competing factions made their cases to the Michigan Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Legislature “adopting and amending”...

Whitmer wants to close ‘skills gap,’ but some experts call it...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been vocal about wanting to “close the damn skills gap.” The Democratic governor tends to use the line almost immediately...
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Michigan AFL-CIO backs LGBTQ rights push in local governments

Updated, 12:03 p.m. 6/29/19 with additional communities that passed measures One of the state’s largest labor unions has encouraged local governments to formally recognize Pride...

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