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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...

Border officials didn’t follow guidelines on migrant children’s health care, govt....

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has not consistently followed new guidelines for medical care of migrant children and spent some of the agency’s...

Gov. extends emergency declaration as COVID-19 cases rise

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed a new executive order that extends her previous emergency and disaster declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic until Aug....

Almost 200K Michigan jobs could be lost if unemployment benefits expire

The $600 weekly federal unemployment insurance benefits meant to stimulate the national economy during the COVID-19 pandemic expire on July 31. Unless Congress extends...

Meat and poultry processing facilities have new workplace safety guidelines during...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday outlined workplace safety guidelines for meatpacking plants Thursday through Executive Order 2020-145.  “Meatpacking plants — where employees work in very...

Is your water shut off? You can get it reconnected through...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took action Wednesday to extend water reconnections for Michiganders at least through the end of the year, while simultaneously urging lawmakers...

The rich can pay to avoid pain, but the pandemic is...

If a global pandemic strikes, you’re better off being wealthy. While that may seem intuitive, research from a Washington D.C.-based think tank confirms that affluent...

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