Advocacy News – June 29, 2021
Employers all across Michigan are experiencing unprecedented workforce challenges. While much of this may be due to increased unemployment benefits, some of it is also due to the lack of affordable childcare. The Michigan Chamber, alongside other partners from the business community, has been working towards solving the workforce challenges of our members by concentrating on many areas – childcare being one of them.
In an effort to keep the issue at the forefront of policy makers’ minds, the Chamber signed the letter clearly outlining solutions to the problem employees are facing with respect to convenient and affordable childcare. The letter was sent to the Governor and key members of the House and Senate.
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on childcare providers. We must help get these businesses back to full strength by tapping into federal COVID relief money and addressing state policies that are unnecessary and burdensome.
For more information on the Chamber’s work on promoting convenient and affordable healthcare, please contact Dan Papineau at firstname.lastname@example.org.