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Lord Tells MPR that State UIA Settlement is a "Drop in the Bucket"

From Michigan Public Radio The state has admitted it made a whopping mistake when it accused tens of thousands of Michiganders of cheating on their unemployment benefits. The Unemployment Insurance Agency reviewed 62,784 cases where people were accused of fraud and hit with penalties. In some 44,000 of those cases, that accusation was completely false -- no fraud took place. Attorney Jennifer Lord joined Stateside today. She has filed a class-action suit on behalf of people who were falsely accused of unemployment fraud. She said the refunds the state is issuing now "doesn't come anywhere near close to compensating people." "It's important to know that while this might be a small step forward, what the agency is doing, that $21 million is a drop in the bucket," she said, "and that can be demonstrated by the state's own audited financial statements." Listen to the NPR interview here.

Saru Jayaraman, Advocate for Restaurant Workers, to Deliver Keynote Address at March 18 Annual Dinner of Michigan for Coalition for Human Rights

Saru Jayaraman, Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley and co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, will be the keynote speaker at the March 18 annual dinner of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights. "Saru has done outstanding work on wage equality and workplace harassment issues. We're excited to have her as our keynote speaker this year," said PMP&R co-founding partner Cary McGehee, who is the long-time Chair of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.

We Salute AG Angela Povilaitis

The entire nation and people around the world watched in shock this past week as 160 women courageously stepped forward in Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s Ingham County courtroom to address Larry Nasser and describe to him and the world what...

Megan Bonanni cited in Detroit Free Press

Co-counsel Megan Bonanni and Jennifer McManus were cited in Detroit Free Press coverage of their class action lawsuit filed against Sundance, Inc. for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act: Detroit Free Press -- "500 Joing Wage...

Jennifer Lord was cited in Metro Times

Jennifer Lord was cited in Metro Times on the history of the UIA's false fraud accusations and plans for a Victim Compensation Fund.  Metro Times--"Snyder's Other Huge Atrocity".  Click Here