Workers Justice = Wage Justice!
For over two decades, the Sugar Law Center has worked to ensure a fair and decent wage for all. Our efforts include community engagement, public education and a wide range of organizational support to worker coalitions and others engaged in fair wage campaigns. The Sugar Law Center also actively pursues litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies litigation to ensure paycheck, wage & hour, minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wage, and living wage rights for all workers. For more info. on wage issues, see here and here.
Democracy Emergency = Restoring Local Elected Government!
The Sugar Law Center has been at the forefront of advocacy to repeal Michigan’s undemocratic emergency manager laws. Through litigation, public education and civic engagement, the Sugar Law Center supports grass roots coalitions that have united people across the state to oppose attacks on local democratic government and behind initiatives that seek to resolve municipal financial issues while preserving democracy for all. For more info. see here and here.
Community Justice = Community Benefits!
Through our Stronger Michigan Communities Campaign, the Sugar Law Center provides legal, technical, and organizational support to grass roots community groups and standing coalitions to advocate for meaningful community benefits when developers propose large-scale economic development projects. Community benefits agreements have the potential to ensure access to employment, environmental safeguards, and improved quality of life, and other benefits to those most impacted by large-scale development. For more info., see here and here.
Workers Justice = Closings, Layoffs & Job Loss Protections!
Since our founding in 1991, the Sugar Law Center has been a leader in advocating for the rights of displaced workers. We maintain a national docket of worksite closing, mass layoff and other workers rights cases and represent workers in unemployment insurance cases throughout Michigan. Our office has testified before the U.S. Congress and acts as a standing resource for those seeking to reform federal and state worksite closing laws to provide greater protections to displaced workers. For more info., see here.
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Sugar Law Belongs
Michigan attorneys, you can meet your State Bar pro bono commitment with a donation to the Sugar Law Center; download the printable Access to Justice form here, or simply designate "This gift is for Sugar Law Center Operations" on the form you received from the Bar. Thank you!
February 28, 2014: Sugar Law is participating in Willamette University College of Law's Symposium on Fiscal and Regional Difficulties Facing Local Governments.
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