Author: Eclectablog

Part 4: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Robbi Sellers

Part 4: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Robbi Sellers

This is the fourth and final installment of a four part series about workers who are directly impacted by the crucial fight to make earned paid sick time required by law. (Part 1 is HERE, Part 2 is HERE, and Part 3 is HERE.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick […]

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As the 1-year anniversary of Gov. Snyder acknowledging the #FlintWaterCrisis nears, GOP-led Congress still fails to act

As the 1-year anniversary of Gov. Snyder acknowledging the #FlintWaterCrisis nears, GOP-led Congress still fails to act

This Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary since Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder acknowledged that the drinking water in Flint, Michigan had been poisoned with lead. (NOTE: That will be Day 366 on the Eclectablog Flint Water Crisis Watch counter because 2016 is a Leap Year.) In reality, Flint residents haven’t had safely drinkable tap water for nearly two years. It […]

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Part 3: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Julia Coneo

Part 3: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Julia Coneo

This is the third of a four part series about workers who are directly impacted by the crucial fight to make earned paid sick time required by law. (Part 1 is HERE, Part 2 is HERE and Part 4 is HERE.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick time on the […]

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Part 2: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Greg Posey

Part 2: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Greg Posey

This is the second of a four part series about workers who are directly impacted by the crucial fight to make earned paid sick time required by law. (Part 1 is HERE, Part 3 is HERE, and Part 4 is HERE.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick time on the […]

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For all their whining, Michigan Republicans are happy to embrace being “deplorable” and to wear it on a shirt

For all their whining, Michigan Republicans are happy to embrace being “deplorable” and to wear it on a shirt

That t-shirt there on the right is available from the Michigan Republican Party website. It’s a clear admission that being deplorable – “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” – is part and parcel of what at least half of Republicans supporting Donald Trump are. They are so proud of their racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamaphobia that they are willing to […]

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Part 1: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Nicole Banks

Part 1: Earned Paid Sick Time, Faces of the Fight – Nicole Banks

This is the first of a four part series about workers who are directly impacted by the crucial fight to make earned paid sick time required by law. (Part 2 is HERE, Part 3 is HERE, and Part 4 is HERE.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick time on the […]

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Progress Michigan launches unprecedented education program exposing DeVos family funding of anti-public education policy

Progress Michigan launches unprecedented education program exposing DeVos family funding of anti-public education policy

Anyone who has followed the state legislature in Michigan since Republicans assumed nearly total control in 2010 will tell you just how devastating their policies and laws have been to public education in our state. From stripping funding from schools to pay for enormous corporate tax cuts to taking away local control and handing it over to non-educator Emergency Managers […]

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell introduces bill to compel more transparency in trade negotiations for things like the #TPP

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell introduces bill to compel more transparency in trade negotiations for things like the #TPP

Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today introduced the Promoting Transparency in Trade Act, a bill designed to shine more sunshine on trade negotiations that result in treaties like the much-maligned Trans-Pacific Partnership. If signed into law, the legislation will require government officials to publically release the text of ongoing trade negotiations and ensure the position of the Office of the […]

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Michigan AG Bill Schuette sues U.S. government to deny you overtime pay

Michigan AG Bill Schuette sues U.S. government to deny you overtime pay

In his never ending crusade to harm people who aren’t wealthy and well-connected, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, shown here sweeping up horse manure, joined a lawsuit against the federal government with twenty other states to stop new labor rules requiring businesses to pay overtime to white collar workers who make less than $913 a week or $47,476 a year. […]

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GOP House candidate Steve Marino: House Speaker Cotter “does a bad job in Lansing…Doesn’t have any real backbone”

GOP House candidate Steve Marino: House Speaker Cotter “does a bad job in Lansing…Doesn’t have any real backbone”

Last week I wrote about 27-year-old Republican Steve Marino. Marino is a Macomb County Commissioner and candidate for the state House. In recordings made by a Michigan Democratic Party tracker at a coffee hour, Marino bragged about cheating on his taxes and, apparently, lied about picking up bar tabs for other Republicans as a lobbyist among other things. Earlier this […]

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UPDATED: Republicans, desperate to win MI-01, air ironically false ad about Lon Johnson’s residence

UPDATED: Republicans, desperate to win MI-01, air ironically false ad about Lon Johnson’s residence

This post has been hilariously updated below. Recent polling in Michigan’s 1st Congressional District shows Democrat Lon Johnson with a narrow 2-point lead in the “Leans Republican” district. This has Republicans freaking out and now they have resorted to airing a completely false ad contending that Johnson doesn’t live in Kalkaska as he claims and, in fact, lives in a […]

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