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"]
The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature on Wednesday passed laws to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour and require employers to offer paid sick leave — if they are not watered down before taking effect next year. Read more here.
Like a shopper who splurges on an expensive evening gown with every intention of returning it once her high school reunion is over, Republican state lawmakers last week approved a minimum wage increase they hope to scale back before a single Michigan worker collects it. Read more here.
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
Five years ago, in 2013, Detroiters gathered at Marygrove College to create the Detroit People's Platform. This year we will come together again for the Detroit People's Platform 2018 Summit. Lunch will be provided, and the event is free, but registration is limited. Use this link to register today or call 313-338-9396 and leave a
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
A battle is brewing in Michigan over tipping in restaurants that could fundamentally reshape the industry. The outcome may be decided at the ballot box this November. Read more here.