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Column: Michiganders need rent relief now

It’s been six months since COVID-19 emerged in Michigan, and to say that a lot has happened since then would be an understatement.  More than...

Jeff Timmer: Welcome back to Michigan, President Trump!

Dear President Trump, It’s been a while since you’ve physically darkened our doorstep. Yet, your ample shadow has managed to darken so much here in...

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...

Watchdog: Detroit-anchored congressional districts ‘shortchanged’ in PPP loans

Stephanie Byrd feels like she’s hanging on by a shoestring. The second-generation small business owner has been rocked by COVID-19. And her parents, Alida...

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...

Support sounded for Marathon’s $363K settlement in Detroit, comment period still...

A leading environmental rights organizer and a Detroit school official voiced support last week during an online public hearing for a consent order against...

From tackling payroll fraud to suing Trump: Nessel recognized as leading...

Attorney General Dana Nessel is one of the leading state AGs in protecting workers’ rights, according to a new report published by the Washington,...

Ron Bieber: The pandemic shows why we need to put workers...

Labor Day is obviously a big deal for Michigan’s labor movement. Were this a typical year, today we’d be marching in Detroit and many...

Michigan gyms can reopen at limited capacity, organized sports can resume 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that gymnasiums and pools in Michigan — closed by her earlier this year to reduce the spread of COVID-19...

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