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Redistricting Reform and the Labor Movement

Thumbnail image for bruce.jpgAs we approach Labor Day, it is with a recognition that working people have suffered at the hands of the Republican dominated state legislature. These Republican legislators have enacted "right to work" along with a long series of bills that limit rights to collective bargaining and interfere with the ability of public unions to do business. They operate at the beck and call of the DeVos family and the Mackinaw Center, an extreme right wing think tank. And the worst of all this is that the enactments are a result of minority government where a minority party, through temporary control of the legislature, changes the rules through gerrymandering to guarantee its continued stay in power.

Seven Reasons to Support Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law


construction-workers-oppose-prevailing-wages.jpegMichigan's Prevailing Wage law provides a minimum rate for wages and fringe benefits for construction workers on projects that the State of Michigan funds or sponsors. Currently, non-union contractors are partnering with conservative politicians to repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage laws by obtaining sufficient signatures to put the issue on the ballot. The professional signature gatherers will cloak the true nature of their effort in an attempt to fool you to support their effort to harm working families.

"A lifetime of Dedicated Service to the Labor Movement"

Thumbnail image for Award2.jpgAward.jpgWe are proud to announce that our founding Partner Bruce A Miller was honored June 5th 2017 at the 7th Annual Labor Leader on Labor Form for "A lifetime of Dedicated Service to the Labor Movement" Mr. Miller has dedicated his career to "Justice for Working People" We would like to thank Wayne State University Labor Studies department for honoring him with this prestigious award.

Miller Cohen victory becomes key issue in Supreme Court Nomination Fight.

Miller Cohen, PLC is proud to have represented Alphonse Maddin after he was fired by his employer simply because he valued his own life above that of his cargo. Mr. Madden was forced to abandon the trailer of his truck after the trailer's brakes froze. Mr. Maddin was facing subzero temperatures, with no heat in his cab. He had waited for several hours before his torso got numb, he had trouble breathing and he lost feeling in his feet.

Organizing Ground Effects

Ground Effects is a modest sized company that is a parts supplier for Ford Rouge production where UAW Local 600 represents the employees. Local 600 decided to organize this non-union shop of about 45 people under the new expedited procedures recently put into effect by the National Labor Relations Board. These expedited elections have been attacked by the anti-union lobby as "ambush" elections because they do not give the employer sufficient time to tell the employees its side of the story.

Labor's Unsung Heroes

Workers who seek to organize a union are truly heroes. The workers run real risks that threaten their security and that of their families. The National Labor Relations Board issued new rules to speed up the time from the filing of a petition until the election in order to cut down the time that the employer has to threaten and intimidate workers into voting against the union. Employer's called these new election rules election by "ambush". Even under the rules employer's use their power over the work place to subject workers to great stress. A good recent example is Ground Effects, a supplier to the Ford Motor Company.

Who's My Employer?

Keith D. Flynn, Esq. is a labor-law attorney at the Miller Cohen firm in Detroit.

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