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Michigan employee rights, minimum wage protest

Minimum wage has been a concept fought over since its conception. Many people believe that they should be paid more than their state's minimum wage, which is $7.40 in Michigan. As the economy struggles and unemployment levels fluctuate, more people are forced to take minimum wage jobs and still be expected to support themselves and potentially their family. Michigan is no stranger to the rampant bankruptcies and plant closings due to the poor economy. Recently, workers and organizations gathered together to protest the minimum wage received at a popular supermarket chain and exercise their employee rights to protest and request

LGBT groups ask President Obama to bar workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination takes many forms, and members of the LBGT community, including those in Michigan, are calling for President Obama to sign an executive order implementing protections for LGBT community members. Specifically, the president has been urged, sometimes rather forcefully, to officially prohibit companies that contract with the federal government from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

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