Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Michigan
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Paid medical leave, S140
This bill will require certain employers to provide certain employees with paid medical leave for personal or family health needs as well as certain acts or crimes (domestic violence) and provide sanctions for retaliation for use of this leave.
Scheduling (Fair Workweek), H4035
This bill will require certain employers to provide written work schedules to certain employees, compensation for changes to a work schedule in certain circumstances, allowance work schedule change requests, rest periods, and certain notices and postings. It will prohibit retaliation and provide remedies and sanctions.
Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, S04/H4003
This bill adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes for employment discrimination.
Wage theft, H4401
This bill will give consequences to contractors who violate prevailing wage requirements.
Whistleblower protections, H4392
This bill will expand protections for reports of law violations.