DETROIT – Labor Day is usually a day for the United Auto Workers’ union to flex its muscles as one of the largest labor unions in the country, but with the ongoing corruption scandal and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this year is very different. This year, the UAW is facing a crossroads on Labor Day.
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- New orders extend protections for Michigan nursing home residents and staff, grocery store workers. Click here to read more.
- The Detroit Public Schools Community District is scrambling to finish the final preparations for what’s sure to be an unusual fall semester. Click here to read more.
- Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel is laying off 43 workers due to revenue loss from the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read more.
- A couple’s plan to reveal their baby’s gender went up not in blue or pink smoke but in flames when the device they used sparked a wildfire that burned thousands of acres and forced people to flee from a city east of Los Angeles. Click here to read more.
Time is running out for American households complete the 2020 Census. U.S. households are urged to participate in the short 10-question survey, whose responses are used to count the population across the country and five U.S. territories. The current deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is September 30.
The Lost Summer of 2020 drew to a close Monday with many big Labor Day gatherings canceled across the U.S. and health authorities pleading with people to keep their distance from others so as not to cause another coronavirus surge like the one that followed Memorial Day.
Police are investigating a shooting that happened Sunday at around 4 p.m. near the Wyoming and John C Lodge Service Drive. Police say a 30-year-old man in a black Dodge Charger allegedly fired shots at several people who were selling food in the area. He then shot at a vehicle that was driving in front of him breaking its rear window. The shooter fled the scene afterward.
Firefighters are investigating after two people were found dead in a home that was ravaged by a massive fire on Detroit’s west side. Officials were called around 6:30 a.m. Monday to a home on Pingree Street.