United Auto Workers union President Shawn Fain didn’t get the 40% raise his members were demanding at the Detroit Three automakers.
Michigan groups advocating for a minimum wage hike and paid leave say they’ll finally see their day in court next month.
The United States added 150,000 new jobs in October, according to the monthly report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked Michigan lawmakers to give all workers in the state some “breathing room” by creating a new program to offer them paid family and medical leave.
State unemployment data for September was released by the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, and the new figures show a slight two-tenths of a percentage point increase in unemployment from August to September.
The United States added 336,000 new jobs in September, according to the monthly report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Average hourly wages rose 4.2 percent from a year earlier and by 7 cents, or 0.2 percent, compared to August.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday outlined her policy priorities for the rest of the year, highlighting public health, clean energy, economic health and democracy in her “What’s Next” address prior to the Legislature returning from summer break.
The largest gains were seen in health care (+63,000), social assistance (+24,000), financial activities (+19,000), construction (+19,000), and leisure and hospitality services (+17,000).
Attorneys general from more than 30 states, including Michigan, just announced a bipartisan effort to bring down costs and create more choices at the supermarket.
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Sault Ste. Marie on Monday to congratulate them on receiving additional funding for a new Soo Lock.