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Guv Signs Order To Protect Workers

Here is the official release: Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-36, prohibiting all employers from discharging, disciplining, or otherwise retaliating against an employee for staying home from work if they or one of their close contacts tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of the disease. Executive Order 2020-36 also strengthens the governor’s “Stay…

Mother Teresa Pal Gives Something Good

Here is the official information release: Christian recording artist, Robert “Bob” Rowe is reaching out to families during the COVID19 crisis with a live concert on Bob Rowe Music Facebook page on Good Friday, April 10th at 11 a.m. ET. The performance includes talk, meditation, and music on Christ’s passion. “Churches may be closed, but…

Jobs Report Behind The Real Thing

Jobs Report Behind The Real Thing

The American economy lost more jobs than it gained for the first time in a decade. In March, the economy shed 701,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was the first time the economy lost jobs in a month since September 2010. Last month was the worst for American jobs since March…

Flint Doc Has CV; Drug Study In Detroit

Flint Doc Has CV; Drug Study In Detroit

Stay at home Michigan, day 12. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha says she’s doing fine after testing positive for Corona virus. The Flint doctor whose study detected the Flint water emergency is asking others who have recovered to donate plasma, like she has. Washtenaw County says nearly half of the COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized are black.…

Public Schools Closing Order

Public Schools Closing Order

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders all K-12 school buildings to close for the remainder of the school year — unless restrictions are lifted — and ensures continuing of learning by setting guidelines for remote learning. District facilities may be used by public school employees and contractors for the purposes of…

The World of Unemployment Red Tape

The World of Unemployment Red Tape

Unemployment benefits are becoming a financial lifeline for millions of Americans after their employers shut their doors to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. The growing tsunami of layoffs has overwhelmed state unemployment systems as a record number of workers try to apply for benefits. The situation isn’t likely to improve anytime soon. The…

Stay At Home Michigan, Day 11

Stay At Home Michigan, Day 11

Michigan has 93-hundred and 34 cases of corona virus, and at least 337 deaths. Some health professionals tell us that some deaths from COVID-19 go unreported. The number of confirmed cases increased by 17-hundred in 1 day. Mackinac County has it’s first case. Sanilac, Ingham, and Emmet counties have their first deaths. A worker at…

Now We Are Hoarding Booze

The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of Americans to stay home, and they’re drinking a lot of alcohol to pass time — for now. Alcoholic beverage sales shot up 55% in the third week of March compared to the same time a year ago, according to Nielsen. That’s when several states, including New York, ordered…

Next Threat To Your Retirement $$$

From CNN: Pension funds and other investors are smarting from the worst quarter for stocks since 2008. Now many are bracing for more pain as companies slash dividend payouts in the face of a global recession that is wiping out their revenue and putting millions of their workers out of a job. Banks have already…

State Tells Jobless: Keep Trying Website

State Tells Jobless: Keep Trying Website

michigan.gov/uia That’s where the state says to file for unemployment benefits. The computer crashed yesterday because so many were trying to file. The state labor director, Jeff Donofrio, says — keep trying. He says he logged in during an interview on the Frank Beckmann show. Donofrio says they have called in extra help, including former…

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