John Gallagher and Fiona Kelliher Detroit Free Press Published 7:31 AM EDT Oct 18, 2018 Claybon Guinn joined hundreds of other fast food workers earlier this month as they protested in front of a McDonald's in Midtown Detroit demanding raises to $15 an hour. Like the others, Guinn, 49, of Detroit's east side earns poverty-level wages — $11 an hour at a carryout pizza outlet. His job comes with no paid time off and no paid health benefits, and he said he doesn't make enough even to afford a telephone. “I used to work at McDonald's,” Guinn said. “And I got sick. I went in the hospital and when I got out they had fired me. I wouldn’t have lost my job for getting sick if we would have had a union, which is what we really need." Guinn is one of at least 150,000 people in Wayne County who work in what some economists call "bad jobs" — occupations that pay bottom-rung wages with few if any benefits, irregular schedules, and little or no hope of … [Read more...] about Why these metro Detroiters are stuck in low-wage jobs
Why legal drinking age should be 18
1 of 7 View 7 Items Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, listens to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. speak during a Senate Judiciary Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation's highest court. Related Links Salt Lake protesters rally against Kavanaugh confirmation Who sees it? Senators, staff to have access to FBI report Here's what the national media are saying about Jeff Flake Group accuses Hatch of victim shaming for posting Utahn's letter about Kavanaugh accuser SALT LAKE CITY — The talk over how much Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his classmates drank in high … [Read more...] about There’s a national discussion of binge-drinking among youths in the past. But what’s happening among young adults today?
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print ADVERTISEMENT In 1980, a Sylvania Southview senior told The Blade that drinking and high school went hand-in-hand. “It takes place just about everywhere,” said then-17-year-old Larry Lacure. “Each athletic event comes along and everyone is out there before the game with their beer. And then there are the parties afterwards, and everyone is drinking again. Just about from freshman on up, drinking is a very social event.” The young Lacure’s assessment provides a glimpse of high school party culture in the Toledo area nearly 40 years ago, a time that has roared back into the public consciousness as U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces allegations of drunken sexual assault that date back to his days at Georgetown Preparatory School. Christine Blasey Ford in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday shared her memory of Judge Kavanaugh groping her and trying to … [Read more...] about Local students, graduates talk about high school drinking culture in wake of Kavanaugh hearings
James Hohmann, The Washington Post Published 6:57 am PDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Supreme Court nomiinee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. Supreme Court nomiinee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Supreme Court nomiinee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. Supreme Court nomiinee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Trump’s attacks on Kavanaugh’s second accuser show why the GOP hired a woman to question Ford
Amber Clarke, 22, from Norwich. Photo: Abby Nicholson Abby Nicholson “I will never have an energy drink again.” Stock photo of energy drinks. Photo: Yui Mok/PA WireThose were the words of a Norwich woman whose addiction to energy drinks saw her down up to six cans a day and led to her having two seizures and losing her driving licence.It comes as the government plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to children in England.Youngsters in the UK reportedly consume more of the high-caffeine, sugar-loaded drinks than other children in Europe and the habit is harming their health and education, ministers fear.Amber Clarke, 22, from Norwich was addicted to the drinks and it resulted in her having two seizures and having her driving licence taken away.Miss Clarke, who works on Norwich market said she started drinking cheap energy drinks costing just 35p when she was just a teenager, before moving on to Red Bull.She said: “I was having four or five cans a day but then in … [Read more...] about ‘I was addicted to energy drinks’