Labor

DPSCD, teachers union OK deal to avoid a strike, includes hazard...

Detroit teachers reached a deal with Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) administrators Thursday that will put teachers in the classroom and puts an...

Nursing homes labor dispute continues amid pandemic 

More than a week after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stepped in to help resolve an ongoing labor dispute between 1,600 nursing home workers and 18...

Labor advocates file in support of order requiring COVID-19 tests for...

A coalition of worker advocates, unions, community organizations and health experts have filed an amicus brief in support of a state order requiring COVID-19...

Detroit teachers OK ‘safety strike’ 

During an emergency meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) voted to authorize a potential “safety strike.” The aim is to press...

Residents worry about delayed ballots, medications amid Postal Service cuts 

A prolonged mail delivery slowdown worries Valerie Madison. The Detroit resident is diabetic who relies on insulin that arrives at her North Rosedale Park home...

Whitmer invokes auto bailout in DNC speech given from Lansing union...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer championed autoworkers and the former Obama administration’s record during the last economic crisis on the opening night of the Democratic National...

Whitmer issues two more orders on food sales, nursing home infection...

Shoppers with a higher risk of catching COVID-19 must continue to be provided with reserved hours at grocery stores and pharmacies and long-term care...

Nessel doesn’t appeal Line 5 tunnel decision to Supreme Court

Attorney General Dana Nessel will no longer pursue one of her legal fights against Canadian oil company Enbridge, while another continues on. Nessel had originally...

‘I didn’t expect to get tackled trying to do my job’ 

For Steve Neavling, it was a seminal moment. The veteran Detroit Metro Times investigative reporter described to the Advance how he was roughed up on...

‘Strike for Black Lives’: Nursing home workers rally amid COVID-19 crisis

Union workers at several metro Detroit nursing homes plan to strike Monday as they face significant health risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, SEIU members...

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