Michiganders earning the minimum wage will see a small raise next year, but a lawsuit pending in the Michigan Supreme Court could let voters push the rate even higher.
“We’ve seen young women go from homeless to homeowner, or pay off their student loan debt in just a few years. We’ve seen mothers be able to build better lives for their children and women save up for a vacation of their dreams with their loved ones,” Tori Menold, co-founder of Women in Skilled Trades (WIST), writes in an op-ed.
Some United Auto Workers (UAW) affected by the nearly seven-week strike against the Detroit Three automakers have begun the voting process to sound off on the set of tentative agreements with Ford Motor Co., Stellantis and General Motors.
In Sept. 2020, the median home sale price in Michigan was $207,600. As of Sept. 2023, that figure had risen to $252,400, a 21% increase, according to Redfin. The median rent for a one bedroom apartment in Michigan has also increased, rising by $251 from May 2020 to May 2023 – a 22% increase.
Autoworkers at the first Ford factory to go on strike have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative contract agreement reached with the company.
Legislation set to be introduced in the state Senate would protect Michigan workers by capping the annual percentage rate for payday loans at 36%. State lawmakers said the reforms could stop families from spiraling into debt.
US labor unions are once again flexing their muscles in the national spotlight.
The state Department of Natural Resources awarded $1 million in federal funds from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to help renovate Blossom Time Park in Ionia County. Local leaders said the cash will make a big difference—especially in rural communities like Pewamo.
The United Auto Workers won at least partial victories on many of the key demands that led to the six-week strike against Ford, General Motors and Jeep maker Stellantis.
General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative contract agreement that could end a six-week-old strike against Detroit automakers, a person briefed on the deal said Monday.