Labor

Some workers worry about safety as manufacturing plants reopen

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced last week that manufacturing companies could reopen Monday as a part of her MI Safe Start Plan. Her plan to reopen...

DeVos: Universities can’t share grants with DACA students

WASHINGTON — Colleges and universities across the country are getting emergency federal aid for COVID-19, but some of the most vulnerable students won’t be...

Whitmer extends stay-home order until May 28, clears manufacturing to reopen 

Michiganders are ordered to stay home for another three weeks, but manufacturers will be able to go back to work Monday.  “Manufacturing is an important...

Dems warn Trump’s order to keep meat plants open imperils workers

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators are accusing President Donald Trump of putting workers at risk by ordering meat and poultry processors to remain open during...

The next big clash on Capitol Hill: State bailouts

WASHINGTON — State and federal lawmakers alike want Congress to send more cash in the next round of COVID-19 legislation to aid ailing cities...

Whitmer: Protestors’ swastikas, Confederate flags, nooses, automatic rifles don’t represent Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wasted no time Friday condemning right-wing protestors who swarmed Michigan’s Capitol Thursday. She called the scene laden with misogynistic and violent signs...

It’s May 1 and thousands can’t pay their rent. Here’s what...

Madeline Smith, a 23-year-old Michigan State University student set to graduate this month, can’t pay her rent for May. She didn’t pay her April rent,...

Khaldun: Michigan’s COVID-19 fight likely will last until 2021

Beating COVID-19 will be a long-term effort that will likely stretch into next year until a vaccine or antiviral treatment is developed, Michigan Department...

Workers who died on the job honored as COVID-19 ravages workplaces

Thousands of workers who have died, suffered from job-related traumatic injuries or fallen ill while on the job were honored Tuesday on Workers Memorial...

David Hecker: COVID-19 shows we need to recommit to economic and...

During the meetings I’ve been in as the state has dealt with the fallout of COVID-19, consistent, common themes arise, including: the devastating effects...

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