Daily Archives: August 25, 2018

Skilled Trades Funding Now Michigan Law « Detroit News Watch

LANSING — Thanks to a new bill, money for skilled trades will now be implemented as part of the law. Under legislation that codifies the Skilled Trades Training Fund, Michigan companies will continue to receive training that enhances talent, productivity, and employment retention without the need for annually renewing the program, officials announced this week. Since 2014, the State of ...

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$12 Minimum Wage To Be On November Ballot In Michigan « Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN — The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered that an initiative to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 be placed on the November ballot. The move rejects the restaurant industry’s challenges to petition signatures and how the measure is written, the Associated Press reported. Michigan’s hourly minimum wage is $9.25 and, starting in 2019, will increase annually ...

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Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson To Speak At Franklin Funeral « Detroit News Watch

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week. Franklin’s rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, says other speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, music mogul Clive Davis, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop T.D. Jakes. Clinton ...

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Feds Confirm 507 People Sick After Eating McDonald’s Salad « Detroit News Watch

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal health officials say they’ve confirmed more than 500 cases of people who became sick with an intestinal illness after eating McDonald’s salads. The illnesses reported earlier this year are linked to the cyclospora parasite, which can cause diarrhea, intestinal pain, nausea or fatigue. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that 507 cases have been confirmed ...

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