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How Michigan Legislators Want to Protect People Returning to Work

Reps like Laurie Pohutsky are introducing legislation to protect the health, rights, and paychecks of Michigan workers returning to their jobs.

Father of 8 Dies of COVID-19 at Work. Family, Coworkers Say He Felt Pressure to Work Sick.
Father of 8 Dies of COVID-19 After Collapsing at Work. Coworkers Describe the Pressure to Work Sick.

Yet another ‘essential worker’ died after reportedly being mistreated by his employer.

Members of National Guard & volunteers prepare bags of food to residents near a one-mile radius containment area set up to halt spread of COVID-19 in New York. Image via Shutterstock
Trump Ends National Guard Deployment Day Before Servicemembers Would Be Eligible for Benefits

Retired Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson called it “curious” that the extension runs only 24 days and ends in the middle of the week.

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Trump Promised Relief for Truckers. They’re Still Waiting.

The protest, organized by trucker Rick Santiago, was held to express truckers’ frustration over shipping rates that they say are so low that they can’t make a living.

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a United Auto Workers assemblymen work on a 2018 Ford F-150 trucks being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. The United Auto Workers union wants Detroit's three automakers to shut down their factories for two weeks to keep its members safe from the spreading coronavirus. But union President Rory Gamble says in an email to members obtained by The Associated Press that the companies were not willing to shut factories down. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Reigniting the Auto Industry: The Big Three Automakers’ Plan to Reopen

The Big Three automakers have Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's clear to open May 11. That’s a full week earlier than their anticipated start date.

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‘CEOs Don’t Care About Our Lives’: These Essential Workers Are Walking Off Their Jobs Today

It's International Workers' Day, and these employees are fighting for their rights.

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How Close Is Your Industry to Reopening in Michigan? We Break It Down.

Some industries are closer to opening than others, and some already have concrete dates. How does yours rank?