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The Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice is a national, nonprofit organization, dedicated to advancing the rights of working people and their communities. Across the United States, we work for economic and social justice by binding corporations and government to their legal and ethical responsibilities.
July 2, 2015Comments are closed.
The Sugar Law Center is honored to be hosting poet Jamaal May for the Leonard Grossman Memorial Lecture on November 12, 2015. Leonard Grossman was one of the founding board members of the Law Center and a true Detroit hero. The lecture honors his work and spirit. This year Jamaal May will be reading from […]Continue reading
July 1, 2015Comments are closed.
The Sugar Law Center, along with cooperating attorney Jack W. Schulz, have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a former secretary with ReNu Power Tool & Supply Co., Inc., who was terminated shortly after gaining the courage to stand up for her rights. The lawsuit alleges that she was the victim of persistent sexual harassment […]Continue reading
July 1, 2015Comments are closed.
If MiDAS makes a fraud determination, the process has the effect of a steamroller. First, you’d lose access to a legal advocate — similar to a defender appointed in criminal cases. Michigan is one of few states in the U.S. that provide such a program. “With that happening, individuals are faced with either going out into the […]Continue reading
June 10, 2015Comments are closed.
“Justice for Our Neighborhoods” happens when community members are at the table with mega-developers DETROIT – Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones welcomed more than 100 Michiganians to a statewide conference on community benefits agreements hosted by Sugar Law Center, The Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan (EJAM) and The Equitable Detroit Coalition (EDC). The event […]Continue reading
June 5, 2015Comments are closed.
The Sugar Law Center, along with our partners and allies will be hosting a Statewide Community Benefits Conference on June 5. All are invited.Continue reading
May 28, 2015Comments are closed.
The Sugar Law Center, along with our partners and allies, will be hosting a Wage Theft Townhall on May 28.Continue reading
May 27, 2015Comments are closed.
Longtime Southwest Detroit advocate Rashida Tlaib told 7 Action News, “We want a seat at the table and to be engaged. This is our park, a park for our families, not just a park to support a billionaire.” As part of the deal, the Ambassador Bridge Company will be required to install windows in the Michigan […]Continue reading
May 13, 2015Comments are closed.
The FOX 17 Problem Solvers continue to investigate the issues and sat down with attorney Tony Paris. He works for the Sugar Law Center in Detroit. The law firm and the United Auto Workers filed a federal lawsuit against the Unemployment Insurance Agency recently. Seven plaintiffs are being represented free-of-charge. At this point, Paris said […]Continue reading
April 28, 2015Comments are closed.
DETROIT – Today, the Sugar Law Center, along with the United Auto Workers and individuals from around the state, filed suit in the federal court against officials at the State of Michigan’s unemployment insurance agency. The lawsuit claims that the state’s automated system of alleging fraud and imposing severe penalties is illegal and violates persons’ […]Continue reading
April 23, 2015Comments are closed.
A group of Michigan citizens is suing the state’s unemployment insurance system. They say the computer system that checks for unemployment fraud is often doing so inaccurately, and assessing penalties for as much as $20,000. Lawyers with the nonprofit Sugar Law Center are working to bring human oversight to the automated process in hopes of preventing the legal headaches […]Continue reading