Washington Post: ‘They have taken away our vote’

The fight over Michigan’s paid family leave and minimum-wage policy reflects broader battles occurring in several states and cities across the country, as progressive groups have tried turning to public ballot initiatives to get around deadlocked or GOP-controlled legislatures. See the full story below or find it here. [embeddoc url="http://www.mieconomicjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/They-have-taken-away-our-vote-The-Washington-Post-1.pdf" download="all"]

Crain’s Detroit Business: Minimum-wage push could change way restaurants do business

Michigan voters, or the Republican-led Legislature, could drastically change Southeast Michigan's booming restaurant industry. Last week, the Michigan Court of Appeals ordered that an initiative to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 be placed on the November ballot, rejecting the restaurant industry's challenges to petition signatures and how the measure is written. An

4th Annual Mama’s Summit

Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. UAW Local 653 670 East Walton Blvd., Pontiac, 48340 This event will be a day of education with issue experts and skill building. Speakers will be addressing specific issues along with their personal experiences. Through panel discussions and group conversations we hope to educate, empower, and encourage women