Labor

Union leaders eye Rep. Levin for Biden labor secretary 

Updated, 8:56 a.m., 11/12/20 U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) is garnering support from union leaders for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for labor secretary.  Levin has...

80k apply for free college tuition program during pandemic

In just under two months after the state announced its Future for Frontliners scholarship program, more than 80,000 essential workers in Michigan have applied...

6 inducted into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame 

Michigan Women Forward (MWF) inducted six women into the Women’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony held on Oct.15 in Lansing. They are: Najah...

Revamped COVID-19 biz immunity bills move from House committee

A package of GOP bills to shield companies from liability during COVID-19 passed out of a House panel Wednesday, after incorporating feedback from opponents...

U of M grad student union ends strike, but safety concerns...

After nine days of striking, University of Michigan’s Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) voted Wednesday to end the strike and accept the university’s offer. The strike...

Oxfam: Michigan is the 13th best state for workers during COVID-19

Updated, 7:18 a.m. 9/17/20, with information from LEO A new study from Oxfam America shows that Michigan isn't in the top 10 states for workers...

Rough conditions for students in ‘bare bones’ U of M quarantine...

Matt Lujan, a University of Michigan senior, had only one hour to pack up everything he may need for two weeks before moving into...

State rolls out free tuition program for essential workers

Gov. Whitmer on Thursday announced a major $24 million investment to give better educational opportunities to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was joined...

Biden says Trump ‘failed to do his job on purpose’ in...

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden argued that President Donald Trump is responsible for thousands of American deaths and lost jobs during a speech in...

Union holds strike protesting U of M reopening plans

Over Labor Day weekend, members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), a labor union that represents University of Michigan graduate student instructors (GSI) and...

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