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August 9, 2011No Comments

Emergency Manager law challenge gets “cut and paste job” reply FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2011 CONTACT:  William Goodman 313-567-6170 Lansing, MI – Lawyers representing citizens challenging the state’s controversial emergency manager law as unconstitutional today sharply criticized the state’s response to the suit, which came in a legal filing this week in Ingham County Circuit Court. “We are […]

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June 22, 2011No Comments

Michigan citizens file suit challenging unconstitutional Emergency Manager law

Citizens from across Michigan filed suit Wednesday June 22, 2011 challenging the constitutionality of Michigan Public Act 4. Sugar Law is representing these dedicated individuals along with several other top attorneys. Learn more about the lawsuit at www.democracyemergency.org. According to plaintiff, Kym Spring from Grand Rapids, “The emergency manager law is a shameless power grab […]

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May 25, 2011Comments are closed.

Democracy Emergency

This so-called financial emergency is really a democracy emergency aimed at dismantling the very rights and privileges we have worked so hard for. Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation giving him what many have called “dictatorial” powers. [View the story “Emergency Managers: Dismantling Democracy” on Storify]

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April 11, 2011Comments are closed.

Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice filed a federal class action lawsuit and occupational safety and health complaints today against Mastronardi Produce and Minute Men Staffing, charging the companies with violating federal and state labor and minimum wage laws. The lawsuit and complaints could potentially impact 1,000 or more current and former employees. […]

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March 2, 2011No Comments

Sugar Law plays key role in resolving wage/employment discrimination dispute

Sugar Law Center is pleased to announce that Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan, a group of former restaurant workers, and Andiamo Restaurant of Dearborn have reached a confidential agreement resolving their differences and settling all disputes regarding pending wage and employment discrimination claims. Sugar Law attorneys played a key role in negotiating the settlement, which […]

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February 21, 2011Comments are closed.

Statement of the Sugar Law Center in Support of Wisconsin Workers

The Sugar Law Center passionately supports the basic right of all workers to bargain collectively. We are appalled that the public workers of Wisconsin will lose this right if Republicans who control the state legislature pass the “budget repair bill” proposed by Governor Scott Walker. Walker’s mean-spirited proposals epitomize the highly financed right-wing agenda of […]

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February 15, 2011Comments are closed.

Opportunity Knocks: Sugar Law Gains National Recognition

Sugar Law is delighted to be named one of Opportunity Knocks’ “Best Non-Profits to Work For 2010.” As an organization advocating for worker’s rights, it’s wonderful to be recognized for providing the same quality work environment to our employees that we fight for day in and day out for others. We’re so honored by the […]

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January 27, 2011Comments are closed.

WARN Act Legislation: Year End Recap

The United States Congress and a number of state legislatures had WARN Act reform legislation pending for much of the past year. Workers rights advocates saw one notable victory and a number of initiatives that lays the groundwork for future efforts. In too many instances however, good bills were introduced but saw no meaningful action […]

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January 27, 2011Comments are closed.

Sugar Law Mourns the Passing of Our Hero Leonard Grossman

The board, staff and broader community of the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice are saddened by the death of Leonard Grossman, one of the Center’s founding board members and an untiring advocate for workers’ and community rights. Sugar Law Executive Director offers these comments in tribute to Leonard: Many people who knew […]

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December 23, 2010No Comments

The United States Congress and a number of state legislatures had WARN Act reform legislation pending for much of the past year. Workers rights advocates saw one notable victory and a number of initiatives that lays the groundwork for future efforts. In too many instances however, good bills were introduced but saw no meaningful action […]

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