Detroit and the Future of Labor

By: Kalena Thomhave LATE LAST MONTH, the United Autoworkers (UAW) strike against General Motors (GM) ended after five weeks. Workers on the strike line took massive pay cuts, earning just $275 per week from the union in order to fight for a better contract. Since the strike began in mid-September

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Choice: A Public Health Policy Crisis

By Jennifer Villavicencio, MD There is a U.S. public health policy crisis occurring that threatens the health and wellbeing of 74 million reproductive aged Americans and their families. It is a unique crisis that suffers from laser targeted attacks at the legislative and regulatory levels that fly in the face

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Setting the Standards

How subjective choices in a quantitative analysis can radically change policy choices By Molly Kendall Most policy makers recognize the inherent flaws associated with cost benefit analyses; they require all costs and benefits to be monetized, they can be incredibly sensitive to small changes in data, and they are often

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School Meal Charge Policies Fail to Meet Recommendations: A Review from One Michigan County

By Christian Mackey Background In 2017, national media attention was given to stigmatizing procedures in loaning school meals to students who did not bring a packed lunch, or could not afford lunch from the cafeteria. Deemed “lunch shaming,” these practices include stamping students’ hands, requiring students to perform custodial duties, and

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