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Wage, leave-time petition drives moving ahead - Michigan Radio

September 19, 2017 - 21:53

The Detroit News

Wage, leave-time petition drives moving ahead
Michigan Radio
Business groups like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce oppose the drives. Chamber President Richard Studley says both proposals would drive up costs for businesses and consumers. “Part of the frustration we have is not only the damaging economic ...
Michigan groups launch minimum wage, paid sick time ballot ...The Detroit News

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Hurley honors 'triumphant spirit' of rehabilitation patients - nbc25news.com

September 19, 2017 - 19:58

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Hurley honors 'triumphant spirit' of rehabilitation patients
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This bill is an assurance if you don't have an understanding boss that would won't be fired because you're sick,” Cadehitchye said . Among those opposed to mandatory paid sick leave is the Michigan Chamber of Commerce which claims the proposal would ...

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Statewide rallies push to get paid sick time for all proposal on ballot - nbc25news.com

September 19, 2017 - 19:33

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Statewide rallies push to get paid sick time for all proposal on ballot
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Among those opposed to mandatory paid sick leave is the Michigan Chamber of Commerce which claims the proposal would have a significant impact on payroll costs and hiring decisions. 'MI Time to Care' has 180 days to collect more than 250,000 ...

Campaign finance laws codifying 'Citizens United' pass Michigan legislature - Watchdog.org

September 19, 2017 - 18:32

Watchdog.org

Campaign finance laws codifying 'Citizens United' pass Michigan legislature
Watchdog.org
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which also supports the bills, did not immediately return a request for comment. Opponents of the bills have decried what they say is money unduly influencing elections. "A lot of us have concerns about money in ...

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Michigan group launches petition to force businesses to provide paid sick leave - ABC 12 News (press release)

September 19, 2017 - 17:29

ABC 12 News (press release)

Michigan group launches petition to force businesses to provide paid sick leave
ABC 12 News (press release)
Business groups like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce oppose the effort, warning additional mandated benefits could force employers to cut costs or consider layoffs. Those who support the petition say everyone can get sick, but not everyone can afford ...
Supporters rally for paid sick time in MichiganWNEM Saginaw
Statewide petition drive underway to ensure paid sick time to Michigan workersWLNS

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Campaign finance laws codifying 'Citizens United' decision head to Michigan House - Watchdog.org

September 19, 2017 - 17:28

Watchdog.org

Campaign finance laws codifying 'Citizens United' decision head to Michigan House
Watchdog.org
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which also supports the bills, did not immediately return a request for comment. Opponents of the bills have decried what they say is money unduly influencing elections. “Citizens United rigged the system in favor of ...

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Statewide petition drive underway to ensure paid sick time to ... - WLNS

September 19, 2017 - 16:39

WLNS

Statewide petition drive underway to ensure paid sick time to ...
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Supporters rally for paid sick time in Michigan - WNEM TV 5WNEM Saginaw
Michigan group launches petition to force businesses to provide paid sick leaveABC 12 News (press release)

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Supporters rally for paid sick time in Michigan - WNEM Saginaw

September 19, 2017 - 16:15

Supporters rally for paid sick time in Michigan
WNEM Saginaw
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce website states it opposes a one-size fits all mandate and says in part: “This proposal would have a significant impact on Michigan employers' payroll costs and hiring decisions and would be felt most by workers, who ...

Mich. groups launch minimum wage, sick time campaigns - The Detroit News

September 19, 2017 - 11:29

The Detroit News

Mich. groups launch minimum wage, sick time campaigns
The Detroit News
Lansing — Michigan groups seeking to raise the state's minimum wage and force businesses to provide paid sick leave are launching petition drives in hopes of making the 2018 ballot. The Board of State Canvassers on Tuesday approved for circulation a ...

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Anxiety and uncertainty: Fallout from Trump administration's plan to rescind DACA - MiBiz

September 17, 2017 - 19:06

Anxiety and uncertainty: Fallout from Trump administration's plan to rescind DACA
MiBiz
Officials with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce did not respond to a request for comment, nor did the state Attorney General's Office. Andy Johnston, vice president of government and corporate affairs for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, said ...

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Bill would unleash Super PACs on Michigan politics | Nancy Kaffer - Detroit Free Press

September 15, 2017 - 06:01

Detroit Free Press

Bill would unleash Super PACs on Michigan politics | Nancy Kaffer
Detroit Free Press
Bob LaBrant of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce argues that unless SB 335 passes, some campaign donors risk fines. Those are arguments that should convince no one. Craig Mauger of the watchdog Michigan Campaign Finance Network calls the ...

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin advocate for higher Mich. wages - The Detroit News

September 14, 2017 - 15:50

The Detroit News

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin advocate for higher Mich. wages
The Detroit News
Wendy Block of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce told The Detroit News last week that the labor costs would have to be made up “somewhere.” “Whether it's raising the prices on goods and services or making cuts elsewhere, the costs are real,” Block said.

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Chamber names finalists for EPIC Awards - grbj.com

September 14, 2017 - 13:49

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Chamber names finalists for EPIC Awards
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The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced 20 finalists for its annual awards celebrating businesses and entrepreneurs. The chamber said yesterday it has chosen the finalists for its 2017 EPIC Awards, which honor entrepreneurial, ...

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Chamber names finalists for EPIC Awards - grbj.com

September 14, 2017 - 13:49

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Chamber names finalists for EPIC Awards
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The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced 20 finalists for its annual awards celebrating businesses and entrepreneurs. The chamber said yesterday it has chosen the finalists for its 2017 EPIC Awards, which honor entrepreneurial, ...

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Chamber names EPIC Awards finalists - grbj.com

September 14, 2017 - 13:33

Chamber names EPIC Awards finalists
grbj.com
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced 20 finalists for its annual awards celebrating businesses and entrepreneurs. The chamber said yesterday it has chosen the finalists for its 2017 EPIC Awards, which honor entrepreneurial, ...

Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President - International Supermarket News

September 13, 2017 - 03:43

International Supermarket News

Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President
International Supermarket News
... Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Advisors for the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. She was named one of Progressive Grocer magazine's Senior Level Executive Top Women in Grocery in 2008, an honoree ...

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin push minimum wage hike in Michigan - nbc25news.com

September 12, 2017 - 21:34

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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin push minimum wage hike in Michigan
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Republican Commissioner Jim Barrett, the former president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said seniority hours have become "a proxy for fitness and efficiency when that number is unrelated to actual merit." The other GOP commissioner, ...

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Celebrities join Michigan rally for hike in state's minimum wage - WNEM Saginaw

September 12, 2017 - 16:36

WNEM Saginaw

Celebrities join Michigan rally for hike in state's minimum wage
WNEM Saginaw
Rallies are planned across the state this week as thousands protest for a higher minimum wage in Michigan, and they're getting some celebrity support. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the stars of Netflix's Grace and Frankie are in Michigan this week ...

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Michigan group plans $12 minimum wage petition - The Detroit News

September 7, 2017 - 17:59

Michigan group plans $12 minimum wage petition
The Detroit News
“At the end of the day, labor costs have to be made up somewhere,” said Wendy Block of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “Whether it's raising the prices on goods and services or making cuts elsewhere, the costs are real.” Michigan's $8.90-an-hour ...

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Kroger Michigan division President Jayne Homco to retire; Scott Hays to succeed - EPR Retail News (press release)

September 7, 2017 - 09:48

Kroger Michigan division President Jayne Homco to retire; Scott Hays to succeed
EPR Retail News (press release)
... Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Advisors for the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. She was named one of Progressive Grocer magazine's Senior Level Executive Top Women in Grocery in 2008, an honoree ...

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