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