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GUIDANCE ON GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-77

Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-77 on Thursday, May 7, 2020, updating the current stay at home" order by adding certain provisions for in-person work activities and adding certain Employee groups which can return to work. The Governor's EO 2020-70, issued on May 1, 2020, added construction and real estate activities to the list of industries that may be resumed for in-person activities, under certain lengthy conditions. EO 2020-77 added manufacturing to that list, including Employees necessary to perform the "start-up" activities for manufacturing, as of May 11, 2020. Workers necessary to train, credential, and license first responders and health care workers, and workers needed to support the supply chain and distributions of businesses that are in operation, were also added in EO 2020-77.

The Office of Labor Management Standards issues out Advisory on Union Officer Elections and Public Disclosure Reporting in Areas Affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Office of Labor Management Standards ("OLMS") has issued its Advisory on Union Officer Elections and Public Disclosure Reporting in Areas Affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). OLMS generally does not have jurisdiction over a local or international union that has purely public sector workers. Here is a summary of the Advisory:

Congratulations Bruce A. Miller!

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Miller Cohen PLC is proud of our founding partner Bruce A Miller on his selection as a recipient of the Miller Family Wayne Law Alumni Wall of Fame Award. The Wall of Fame Award is the highest award presented by Wayne State University Law School. It recognizes graduate and former employees of the Law School who have distinguished themselves thru their contributions to humanity, the advancement in a particular field of work and former employees who have made a meaningful impression on the Law School. All nominations are carefully considered by the Miller Family Wayne Law Alumni Wall of Fame selection committee consisting of the chair of the Wayne Law Board of Visitors executive committee, two appointed members of the Wayne Law Board of Visitors, the chair of the Board of Visitors' Alumni Relations Committee, the dean, a senior faculty member, a senior major gift officer and the alumni relations officer. There is no question Bruce Miller in his lifelong fight for Justice for Working People has more then met these requirements.

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"

Award2-thumb-200x355-87768.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.

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