In response to the potential repercussions of the ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strike, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has announced a comprehensive initiative to provide essential assistance to affected workers and businesses.
LEO Director Susan Corbin expressed her concern for the state’s workforce, acknowledging that Michigan’s prosperity is closely tied to its automotive industry. “Michigan workers and businesses are the backbone of our economy,” she stated. “We understand the impacts that this auto strike can have on families and communities across the state.”
As negotiations continue, LEO aims to support strike-affected individuals and entities. Workers facing temporary unemployment due to the strike can apply for financial assistance through the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA), which has undergone significant modernization reforms over the past year to facilitate support for auto industry-related work stoppages.
For more information, visit: michigan.gov.
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell