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Brian Elder: On Labor Day, here’s why Michigan needs a working-class...

Organized labor didn’t just give rise to the auto industry; it gave birth to the American middle class.   These jobs set the standard around the...

Column: Worker-protection laws aren’t ready for an automated future

Science fiction has long imagined a future in which humans constantly interact with robots and intelligent machines. This future is already happening in warehouses and...

Oxfam report: Michigan lands in the bottom half of states for...

Michigan is known the world over as the birthplace of the United Auto Workers and has long been synonymous with organized labor. But after decades...

Rick Haglund: Warning light is flashing for Michigan’s auto industry

It’s been a great decade for Michigan’s critically important auto industry, which almost died 10 years ago during the Great Recession. Annual U.S. sales for...

Dingell hits Trump on trade on Fox News, so he obviously...

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) has long been critical of the impacts of China and U.S. trade policy on workers — and she said...

Court filing: Inman sought contributions from electrical workers union

Updated, 3:43 p.m. 8/2/19 New text messages unveiled in a court filing on Thursday show indicted state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) asking a union official...

Operating engineers strike for ‘fair treatment’ by construction company

Operating engineers working for Indiana-based Rieth-Riley Construction Co. are on strike, calling for “fair treatment.” They have been working without a new contract since...

Night 2: Every time candidates brought up Michigan in the debate

“All politics is local” is one of the biggest maxims in the business — and it remained true on Wednesday evening as the second...

With Biden at center of 2nd Detroit Dem debate, the conflict...

The Democratic Party brought its two night of debates in downtown Detroit to a close Wednesday, as frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden fended...

Harris, Biden, Castro and more: Where round 2 debate candidates have...

Updated, 9:23 p.m. with new events Thursday from Harris and Biden It's round two of the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit, so the Advance has...

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