Preempting Local Worker Protections–Michigan’s Turn

More of the right turning a state legislature against municipal democracy. Which you can read more about here. And here. And in my article in American StudiesThis time it’s the restaurant industry working to stop Michigan cities from raising local minimum wages:

“Hopefully we can pre-empt local laws on all labor standards, but in particular, wage and benefit issues,” said Justin Winslow, spokesman for the Michigan Restaurant Association. “We don’t think it’s the proper purview of local government.”

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2 comments on “Preempting Local Worker Protections–Michigan’s Turn

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