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Tony Paris discusses the work of the Sugarlaw Center in Detroit. Sugarlaw is a non-profit workers rights advocacy organization. Tony discusses Michigan’s Emergency Manager law, and the Sugarlaw Center’s attempt to overturn that law. He also talks about labor lawyer Maurice Sugar, inspiration for the Center’s work. Sugar was involved in the Ford Hunger March, the rise of the UAW, and the local Socialist Party. In later years, Walter Reuther broke with Sugar over the latter’s supposed ties to the Communist Party.

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