A worker with a sensory impairment may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) Insurance (SSDI) benefits. A sensory impairment negatively impacts one's vision, hearing or speech and may result from an injury or disease. Those who suffer from such impairments may have difficulty performing the regular tasks that their jobs require. Or, worse, they may be prevented from working at all.
Miller Cohen attorney Keith Flynn, the Chair of the Genesee County Democratic Party's Policy Committee and Genesee County's delegate to the April Convention's Resolutions Committee, after consultation with a number of labor delegates, drafted and presented the resolution "To Thrive, Not Survive" at the convention of the Genesee County Democratic Party in Flint. It was passed unanimously. The resolution was also unanimously adopted on presentation by Miller Cohen attorney Jeremy Fisher at the 9th Congressional District Democratic Party Convention chaired by Miller Cohen attorney Robert Fetter. The resolution was heard by the April Convention's Resolutions Committee where Miller Cohen attorneys Keith Flynn (serving as a delegate from the 5th District Democratic Party) and Richard Mack (serving as a delegate from the 14th District Democratic Party) assisted in the adoption of the resolution with some minor changes. This resolution will go to the State Convention for action. The Resolution appears below.
In Detroit, the hub of the auto industry in the United States -- if not the world -- automobile-related jobs are a huge economic factor. People who work in the industry rely on their wages and overtime to provide for themselves, their families and to make ends meet. Often, because of economic conditions, the extra income that overtime pay offers is an incentive for workers to remain in a position, even if (or because) it means extra hours.