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April 28, 2015Comments are closed.

DETROIT – Today, the Sugar Law Center, along with the United Auto Workers and individuals from around the state, filed suit in the federal court against officials at the State of Michigan’s unemployment insurance agency.  The lawsuit claims that the state’s automated system of alleging fraud and imposing severe penalties is illegal and violates persons’ […]

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April 23, 2015Comments are closed.

A group of Michigan citizens is suing the state’s unemployment insurance system. They say the computer system that checks for unemployment fraud is often doing so inaccurately, and assessing penalties for as much as $20,000. Lawyers with the nonprofit Sugar Law Center are working to bring human oversight to the automated process in hopes of preventing the legal headaches […]

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March 10, 2015Comments are closed.

Detroit is looking to become the first city in the country to require that developers invite community members to the table when negotiating megaprojects. City council is looking to pass a community benefit agreements ordinance in the next few weeks. … Rashida Tlaib first advocated for mandated CBAs while serving as a Michigan State Rep. Since leaving […]

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January 26, 2015Comments are closed.

Michigan progressives and labor unions are wary of the state’s emergency management system in general, seeing it as a way for the conservative state government to override local wishes, rewrite union contracts and carve pieces out of municipal governments. In Pontiac, Michigan, for example, another emergency manager privatized the Department of Public Works and cut the public workforce by 90 percent. “Replacing legally […]

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January 7, 2015Comments are closed.

Guest Editorial, Rashida Tlaib.  Detroit can become a national model for urban revitalization, but to do so it must break free from past development models.  Old models of development simply seek to lure business with substantial tax breaks and then hope (and pray) that economic benefits will trickle down to residents. It has not worked […]

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December 4, 2014Comments are closed.

“State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), a proponent of the ordinance, told MT that Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones has been working on the CBA ordinance for two years. “There should be a limitation with how Lansing meddles with how Detroit moves forward economically,” Tlaib said in a phone interview. In a statement released Thursday evening, Tlaib […]

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November 19, 2014Comments are closed.

Reuters Nov 29 2014

John Philo, executive director of the Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice in Detroit, which is representing some of the plaintiffs, said depending on the outcome of the discrimination count, the parties could appeal the dismissal of the other counts with the U.S. Appeals Court… Reuters News Service http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/usa-michigan-lawsuit-idUSL2N0T921920141119

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August 20, 2013Comments are closed.

Sugar Law Center Rep. Rashida Tlaib talks with Rachel Maddow about the Koch brother’s petcoke

Sugar Law Center board member and Michigan State Rep. Rashida Tlaib talks with Rachel Maddow about the fight by citizens of Detroit to get rid of massive piles of polluting Koch brothers petcoke from the banks of the Detroit River. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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May 13, 2013Comments are closed.

Over the years, Legal Momentum has been  tireless in opposing erroneous court interpretations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act that allow continued discrimination against pregnant women working in traditionally male-dominated fields.  Joined by the Sugar Law Center, Legal Momentum filed an amicus brief in the matter of  Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc  last Friday.  In […]

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May 13, 2013Comments are closed.

Fast food workers around the country are organizing for fair and decent wages.  Last Friday, workers in Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit walked off the job and staged protests at various fast food outlets, including two McDonald’s, a Subway, a Burger King, a Long John Silver’s and a Popeyes.   Sugar Law staff and interns […]

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