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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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August 20, 2013Comments are closed.

Sugar Law Center Rep. Rashida Tlaib talks with Rachel Maddow about the Koch brother’s petcoke

Sugar Law Center board member and Michigan State Rep. Rashida Tlaib talks with Rachel Maddow about the fight by citizens of Detroit to get rid of massive piles of polluting Koch brothers petcoke from the banks of the Detroit River. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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May 30, 2013Comments are closed.

D4 is seeking an experienced professional serve as the coalition’s Executive Director.  A recent grant has allowed D4 to restructure its operations and to create an executive director position. The executive director will lead D4′s efforts to monitor Detroit’s regional development for coalition campaigns and to support campaigns once they are launched. For more info. […]

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May 30, 2013Comments are closed.

The Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice of Detroit and Doing Development Differently in Detroit (D4) will work together on a project to achieve equity, sustainability, transparency and accountability as development comes to Detroit. The partners aim to do this by making sure the voices of Detroit residents are heard. The project is […]

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May 13, 2013Comments are closed.

Over the years, Legal Momentum has been  tireless in opposing erroneous court interpretations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act that allow continued discrimination against pregnant women working in traditionally male-dominated fields.  Joined by the Sugar Law Center, Legal Momentum filed an amicus brief in the matter of  Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc  last Friday.  In […]

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May 13, 2013Comments are closed.

Fast food workers around the country are organizing for fair and decent wages.  Last Friday, workers in Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit walked off the job and staged protests at various fast food outlets, including two McDonald’s, a Subway, a Burger King, a Long John Silver’s and a Popeyes.   Sugar Law staff and interns […]

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April 22, 2013Comments are closed.

Today, the Sugar Law Center filed a Claim of Appeal in Losey vs. SDH Education Michigan, LLC and STATE OF MICHIGAN, Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs, Unemployment Insurance Agency  at the Lenawee County Circuit Court. This action challenges the application of Public Act 216 of 2011, which some state officials have interpreted to deny unemployment […]

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April 13, 2013Comments are closed.

The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to the State of Michigan for the construction and operation of a bridge linking Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario.  Over the past two years, the Sugar Law Center has been working with the Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition in support of the Delray community’s efforts to achieve meaningful […]

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March 27, 2013Comments are closed.

Sugar Law Center Mounts Court Challenge to Restore Democracy Lawsuit Aims to Restore Rule of Law, Rights of Voters’ and their Elected Officials DETROIT – Today the Sugar Law Center filed suit in federal court, U.S. District Court, Eastern District Michigan, directly challenging the actions of Governor Snyder and the arbitrary imposition of unelected officials to run the […]

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February 13, 2013Comments are closed.

For the fourth consecutive year, a state WARN Act has been introduced before the Rhode Island legislature.  House bill 5508 was introduced by Representatives Slater, Silva, Williams, and Diaz and Senate bill 0230 was introduced by Senators Crowley, Pichardo, Goldin, Sosnowski, and Conley.  The bills would establish the Rhode Island Worker Protection and Job Loss Notification Act and expand […]

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January 2, 2013Comments are closed.

After repeal of Public Act 4 by voters in November, the lame duck legislature passed a new law – Public Act 436, which retains the emergency manager model as found in PA4.  Notable objectionable features of the new law include: The emergency manager acts in the place of the governing body and local government unit […]

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The Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice is a national, nonprofit organization, dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people and their communities. Driving Sugar Law’s work is the principle that civil, economic and social rights are inseparable from human rights.

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