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Column: Estamos aquí también — We are here, too

Everyone in our communities is essential, and our well-being is profoundly interconnected. That’s the reality the COVID-19 public health crisis has made plain.  In this...

Susan J. Demas: We’re in a Trump recession. Michigan Republicans think...

In Washington, conservative fiscal scolds are finally emerging from an almost four-year hibernation in the deficit-busting, economic-tanking Trump era, as polls show the president...

Column: Senate GOP COVID-19 relief plan is light on ‘relief,’ low...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spent a portion of her COVID-19 briefing this week criticizing the long-awaited U.S. Senate Republicans’ COVID relief package that proved to...

Michigan’s jobless benefits are dated. The claims system is plagued with...

Michigan last updated its maximum state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in 2002, the same year Avril Lavigne released her album “Let Go” and Congress...

‘14,000 attempts’: Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by...

Rep. Stevens: Childcare rescue package is critical for the economy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House stepped in Wednesday to try to rescue the nation’s childcare system from collapse under the weight of the pandemic. The...

Agricultural workers would get PPE, hazard pay under Dem plan

Four state House Democrats on Monday rolled out a bill package that aims to allocate hazard pay, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other protections...

Senate Republicans pursue benefits pay cut for jobless, adjourn without action

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders slammed Republicans Friday for leaving in the lurch millions of jobless Americans who are relying on enhanced unemployment benefits to...

The rent is coming due. Will Congress offer more relief?

WASHINGTON — The nation’s political leaders have returned to the capital this week with their sights on a fifth — and perhaps final —...

‘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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