Category: Guest Post

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.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick time on the ballot. They were ultimately not successful. However, they have […]

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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.) Last year, the group MI Time to Care launched a petition drive to put earned sick time on the ballot. They were ultimately not successful. However, they have […]

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GUEST POST – Charter Schools: The New Private Prisons?

GUEST POST – Charter Schools: The New Private Prisons?

The following essay was written by Mitchell Robinson and is cross-posted on his most-excellent blog at MitchellRobinson.net. Robinson is associate professor and chair of music education, and coordinator of the music student teaching program at Michigan State University. Follow Mitchell on Twitter at @mrobmsu. His essay is reposted here with permission. Enjoy. A new report from the Justice Department recommends […]

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GUEST POST: No, Rick Snyder Did Not “Rescue the State”

GUEST POST: No, Rick Snyder Did Not “Rescue the State”

The following guest post was penned by Nick Wallace, a freelance writer/data journalist who lives in Ypsilanti. Enjoy. Arguments that credit individual politicians with ongoing macroeconomic trends should always be treated with skepticism. It is the rare elected official who can cause a recession or reduce the unemployment rate. This is particularly true of state and local leaders; governors, mayors, […]

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GUEST POST: Schuette’s attempt to reinstate a law banning straight-ticket voting is unacceptable

GUEST POST: Schuette’s attempt to reinstate a law banning straight-ticket voting is unacceptable

The following guest post was written by Barb Byrum. Barb is currently the Ingham County Clerk and is a former State Representative who served three terms in Michigan House of Representatives from 2007-2012. She is currently running for re-election to serve a second term as the Clerk of Ingham County. Byrum grew up in Onondaga, Michigan, a small rural town […]

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GUEST POST: It’s a hard world for little things

GUEST POST: It’s a hard world for little things

This essay was written by Molly Tamulevich. Molly is a self-described proud Michigander from Royal Oak, Michigan who advocates for both human and non-human animals. By day she works to promote fair housing. In her free time she photographs the secret lives of insects on Instagram @tamtamsituation. Enjoy. I don’t know what to do with my master’s degree in Community […]

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What is a Good Job?

What is a Good Job?

The following guest post was written by Rebecca Thompson. Thompson is a native Detroiter and the Executive Director of Good Jobs Now, a partner of the Center for Popular Democracy. The organization fights for economic and social justice for low wage workers and Detroiters. She lives on Detroit’s east side. Enjoy. Today marks the 78th anniversary of the Fair Labor […]

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GUEST POST: We have laws regulating voting, why not owning guns?

GUEST POST: We have laws regulating voting, why not owning guns?

The following post was written by a close friend of mine, Mark Ferguson, a self-described “absolutely worst sort of privileged white male with degrees from Michigan State University, Indiana University, and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.” Enjoy. Let’s talk about gun legislation Are your hackles raised yet? It’s a touchy subject fraught with knee-jerk responses. We need to get […]

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GUEST POST: Michigan budget passes state legislature with Flint supplemental

GUEST POST: Michigan budget passes state legislature with Flint supplemental

The following guest post was written by Sean McBrearty, Campaigns Organizer for Clean Water Action in Michigan. Enjoy. Last week in a legislative session that went until the early hours of Thursday morning, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature passed the budget for 2017. Included in the budget omnibus bill is $114.3 million in emergency supplemental funding for solutions to […]

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GUEST POST: Michigan House Republicans redefine the concept of “compromise” in legislation to save Detroit Schools

GUEST POST: Michigan House Republicans redefine the concept of “compromise” in legislation to save Detroit Schools

The following guest post was written by Jen Eyer, Vice President of Vanguard Public Affairs. Jen has spent many years in the world of journalism and most recently managed the newsroom for The Ann Arbor News, part of the MLive Media Group. You can read her full bio HERE. Enjoy. As Michiganders, we should all be concerned about the way […]

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GUEST POST: Attorneys’ support for Oakland Circuit Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca smacks of apple polishing

GUEST POST: Attorneys’ support for Oakland Circuit Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca smacks of apple polishing

Last year, Tali Wendrow penned two guest posts for Eclectablog. In the first, she described the outrageous treatment her family received at the hands of former Oakland County Prosecuter David Gorcyca and his staff. Here’s what Tali wrote in that piece: In late 2007, our family suffered a nightmare of enormous proportion as my husband was charged with the worst […]

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