Stories tagged: "Essential workers"


Why Are Schools Open? This Michigan Custodian and His Colleagues Have Taken Fewer Days off to Make It Happen.

It was an unspoken rule that you couldn’t take time off unless you needed to and had coverage. But that’s what was needed to reopen Michigan schools.

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Better Roads, Better Pay: Michigan Construction Workers Just Got a Big Boost From the State

Michigan construction is set to be more lucrative, higher quality, and more local. It’s all because of a tried-and-true state practice that’s coming back.

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‘Autumn of Discontent’: Labor Strikes Stretch Longer, More Brewing

Daniel Golodner would have lost his job when he was sick if not for his union. He's not shocked to see more strikes during the pandemic.

East China resident Molly Metheny wants student loan debt erased for those who need it most.
‘I’ve Given up Hope’ Says Michigan Woman With $70k in Student Loan Debt

Student debt is crippling America, especially the essential workers, says East China resident Molly Metheny

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants essential workers to enroll in a postsecondary education program for free.
Are You an Essential Worker? Tuition-Free College Aid Is Now Available

Go to school for free under gov. Whitmer’s postsecondary education program

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WATCH: Gov Whitmer Is Changing Lives Of Michigan’s Essential Workers With Free College

Her program is the first of its kind during the pandemic. Here’s how it will impact Michigan's essential workers.

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My Boyfriend Is an Essential Worker. The Truth Is, I Hate It.

Reporter Janelle Cogan shares what it's like to date and live with an "essential worker," and opens up about the stress and anxiety it entails.