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Study Estimates $2 Billion in Stolen Wages Recovered in 2015-16
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Study Estimates $2 Billion in Stolen Wages Recovered in 2015-16

WASHINGTON—Government actions and class-action lawsuits recovered almost $2 billion in 2015-16 in wages stolen from workers, according to a study released Dec. 13 by the Economic Policy Institute. The federal Department of Labor got more than $500 million, state governments about $320 million, and class-action settlements about $1.16 billion.

Michigan Democrats Introduce Bills to Repeal ‘Right-to-Work’
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Michigan Democrats Introduce Bills to Repeal ‘Right-to-Work’

LANSING, Mich.—Five years after Michigan outlawed the union shop, three state Senate Democrats introduced two bills to repeal the so-called “right to work” law. “Michigan workers deserve the freedom and liberty to make decisions that suit their career ambitions without government mandating how they can and cannot associate,” Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) said in a…

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