Congress, Raise the Minimum Wage!

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The outcry to raise the federal minimum wage is starting to boil over with no intention of simmering down. This past Wednesday, U.S. Congressmen John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) and Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced their “Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012″ during a press conference in Washington D.C. The act would […]

Thursday afternoon Michigan Emergency Manager new round-up – 2/2/2012

This is becoming an every day thing… John Conyers & Rev. Charles Williams confront Gov. Rick Snyder in Washington, D.C. While Governor Rick Snyder was in Washington, D.C. yesterday, giving testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Education & the Workforce Committee, he was confronted by Congressman John Conyers and Rev. Charles Williams II about […]

If not EFMs, then what?

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My friend Chris Savage at Eclectablog has been making a compelling case against Governor Rick Snyder’s Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) law, Public Act 4 of 2011, which allows Snyder to install dictators in Michigan cities to nullify contracts, fire elected officials, reverse agreements with unions, sell off or privatize community assets and otherwise kill representative […]

Congressman John Conyers: Emergency Manager law violates the US Constitution

The Emergency Manager law, Public Act 4, is alread being challenged on two fronts. First with a petition drive by Michigan Forward to put it on the 2012 ballot as a referendum. They are nearing their signature goal and, once they have enough signatures certified, the law is immediately put on hold. Second, the Sugar […]