Tag: Labor Day

Episode 48 – This movement is about the soul of our country wsg SEIU Pres. Mary Kay Henry & MI-11 candidate Haley Stevens

Episode 48 – This movement is about the soul of our country wsg SEIU Pres. Mary Kay Henry & MI-11 candidate Haley Stevens

The show notes for Episode 48 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/09/episode-48-this-movement-is-about-the-soul-of-our-country-wsg-seiu-pres-mary-kay-henry-mi-11-candidate-haley-stevens.html Last week we let you know that Friends of the Pod Dawn and Mike Wagner were worried they would lose their home to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Mike is the composer of “Unclaimed”, our intro music into the Flint Water Crisis update each week. We are happy to report that they […]

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As our minimum wages inches up on Labor Day, 40% of Michigan households don’t earn enough to pay their bills

As our minimum wages inches up on Labor Day, 40% of Michigan households don’t earn enough to pay their bills

As part of the passage of a new law that did an end-run around citizen efforts to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10/hour over time, today Michigan’s minimum wage rises to $8.15/hour for non-tipped workers. The minimum wage for tipped workers will be 38% of that starting today, as well. Still, a new report by the United Way shows that […]

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This Labor Day, say thank you to America’s working-class heroes

This Labor Day, say thank you to America’s working-class heroes

They keep our country going strong. But many don’t earn nearly enough. The least we can do is show our appreciation. While many of us are enjoying a last blast of summer at barbecues, parades or festivals, others will be working on Labor Day. Firefighters, police officers and nurses will be on duty. Teachers will be preparing lesson plans for […]

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Interactive panoramic image from President Obama’s speech in Detroit, Labor Day 2011

You can use your mouse to spin the image around and you can also zoom in and out using the scroll button on your mouse. Enjoy. [This image is by Anne C. Savage. Please do not use without permission. Visit her blog for many more photos.]

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President Obama in Detroit on Labor Day defies the laughable myth that his “base” has deserted him

President Obama in Detroit on Labor Day defies the laughable myth that his “base” has deserted him

Detroit’s a special place. On Labor Day, it doesn’t just have one labor union parade. It has two. Yes, in Detroit both the building trades union and the AFL-CIO both held simultaneous parades to celebrate workers in general and union membership specifically. The theme of the day was “Labor and Community: We are One”. Thousands of union members walked along […]

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