Detroit News – Opinion: Unions support workers during crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent our world into a public health and economic tailspin.
As of May, the national unemployment rate was at 13.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Michigan, it is a staggering 21.2% — worse than the Great Recession. The Washington Post reports that more than 100,000 businesses have closed permanently.
But more important, lives are at stake.