Hundreds of nurses are still in negotiations through the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) with Michigan Medicine as both parties attempt to come to an agreement on new employment contract terms. The nursing contracts expired on June 30th, but negotiations began in January. The nurses, who have continued to rally, are picketing for issues such as better healthcare co-pays, prescription drugs, and retirement contributions. By better supporting nurses through their compensation, UMPNC argues that patients are, ultimately, better served.
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.