The Michigan legislature voted today to adopt a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour, eliminate the tipped minimum wage and allow workers one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Following controversy surrounding the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, state Rep. James Lower, R-Cedar Lake, introducedlegislation Thursday to change the way higher education board members are elected.
Former Michigan Governor John Engler has been chosen for the interim president of Michigan State University Wednesday morning morning, following the Larry Nassar scandal that prompted the resignation of university president, Lou Anna Simons.
Approximately 40 students gathered in the Alumni Center Wednesday night to listen as a diverse cast of panelists — many of them recent University of Michigan graduates — shared their personal experiences and answered questions regarding power dynamics and intersectionality of identities in the workplace.
University alum Sean Smith graduated last winter, and now works as a fellow in LSA Dean Andrew Martin's office. When he goes home to visit his family, Smith says his family relies on him for more information on current events. Recently, his family has been pressing him about the passing of the tax bill, but narratives like his family's are often left out of resources, leaving Smith, and many others, confused.
After contentious contract bargaining last winter, the University of Michigan Graduate Employees’ Union has focused much of its efforts on equity across its membership of more than 1,800 graduate student instructors, research assistants and staff members.
U.S. Rep. John Conyers announced his plans to retire Tuesday morning, an announcement that comes amid a series of sexual harassment allegations. Conyers is the longest currently serving representative; in his more than 50 years in Congress, he been a champion of civil rights.
In his announcement, Conyers endorsed his son John Conyers III to replace him. He described his plans as a retirement rather than resignation, but suggested the effect would be immediate.