By Sydney Lupkin
A Michigan hospital is under fire after a lawsuit claims it fulfilled a father's request to have no black nurses look after his baby in the neonatal intensive care unit last fall.
A black nurse sued Hurley Medical Center for discrimination and violation of the state civil rights act after the... Read More »
It's been challenging for job hunters in Flint, as the Michigan city faced an official unemployment rate of 15 percent at the peak of the recession. But now it's gotten just a little bit tougher -- at least for smokers, as McLaren Health Care instituted a no-nicotine policy for job applicants, according to... Read More »
It should come as no surprise that activists on the left are pushing for unions to adopt new strategies to broaden their appeal -- and clout. After all, the number of Americans who are part of an organized union has dropped from a third of the country's workers in the 1950s to only about a tenth last year. Read More »
Thousands of Michigan teachers skipped school Tuesday to protest new right-to-work laws that were signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. About 12,500 attended the protest and three were arrested according to the Detroit Free Press. Read More »
LANSING, Mich. -- Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a place that has been a bastion of the movement for generations.
The GOP-dominated House ignored... Read More »
LANSING, Mich. -- In an audacious flex of political muscle, Republicans in a single day reached the brink of a goal that for years has seemed an all-but-impossible dream: making the labor bastion of Michigan a right-to-work state.
The GOP majority used its superior numbers and backing from Gov. Rick Snyder to... Read More »
By Tami Luhby
NEW YORK -- Many jobless claims workers in the state of Michigan will soon be filing for unemployment themselves.
About 400 state workers who process unemployment claims are losing their jobs, thanks to Michigan's improving economy. Read More »
Being bullied may conjure up images of tough kids on a playground taunting smaller classmates. But it's quite a different scenario in suburban Detroit, where a local government employee stands accused of intimidating co-workers -- and not merely with a gruff attitude.
Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon... Read More »
By John Flesher
LAKE LEELANAU, Mich. (AP) -- A state thirsting for good economic news is toasting the success of an up-and-coming industry: winemaking.
Vineyards and tasting rooms are springing up rapidly in Michigan, where fertile hillsides near the Great Lakes provide ideal settings for cool-weather... Read More »
It might literally be the last city in the country that should be paying its workers to just hang out.
Detroit's woes are famous. As the poster child for the urban shrinkage that has ravaged America's once vibrant Rust Belt, Motown has seen a population decline of roughly 40 percent since the end of World... Read More »
Fresh statistics last week showed that more than half of U.S. states saw the number of jobless workers rise in August compared to July -- yet more evidence that the nation's stagnant employment picture remains stuck in neutral.
Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate increases,... Read More »
General Motors just announced its planning to invest $109 million in its operations in Flint and Bay City, Mich., and will protect or add 96 jobs at the two sites, in the process. The investment is being made to support engine production for current and future fuel-efficient small cars produced for the U.S.... Read More »
It's no surprise that recently released numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 31 of the 32 metropolitan divisions in the US reported overall employment losses in 2009. What might come as a mildly pleasant surprise to some, however, is that one city area actually showed an employment increase... Read More »