Detroit Future City: Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class Check out the following article: https://detroitfuturecity.com/middleclassreport/documents/DFC_Growing-Detroit%E2%80%99s-African-American-Middle-Class.pdf
GOP lawmakers ask Michigan court to rule on lame-duck laws Check out the following article: https://apnews.com/c740aba899d74e7db156c38c5305ef31
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The One Fair Wage Campaign is a national campaign advocating for better working conditions and higher wages for restaurant workers around the United States. Jane Fonda talks about her time in Michigan on this MSNBC clip.
It is a cool Saturday in late Oct. and as most of Ann Arbor sleeps, Kerrytown’s Detroit Filling Station wakes up with the intent of changing the world. As I arrive at the activist brunch event, I have little idea of what to expect. Read more here.
An event to protect fair wages was headlined by actress, author, and activist Jane Fonda. Flint Southwestern High School was filled with big names and big plans for voter turn out. The One Fair Wage rally had guests like actress Jane Fonda and the Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Patrisse Cullors. Read
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