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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.

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July 20, 2015Comments are closed.

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Earthjustice filed suit on behalf of the Sugar Law Center and a coalition of groups seeking to end decades-long delays at the EPA in responding to environmental justice complaints!

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July 2, 2015Comments are closed.

Jamaal May

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 […]

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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 […]

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July 1, 2015Comments are closed.

July 1 MetroTimes

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 […]

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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 […]

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June 5, 2015Comments are closed.

Community Benefits Conference – June 5!

The Sugar Law Center, along with our partners and allies will be hosting a Statewide Community Benefits Conference on June 5.  All are invited.  

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May 28, 2015Comments are closed.

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 The Sugar Law Center, along with our partners and allies, will be hosting a Wage Theft Townhall on May 28.   

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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