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What Solidarity Looks Like: Nearly 100 Unions Pitch In to Help Flint

Brandon Weber The Progressive
Union members from across the country have donated time and resources to Flint -- helping provide a sense of humanity to a community that needs it. The one-two punch of auto plants moving to places like Mexico, combined with the further economic damage of the Great Recession, means that this city which once had a population of 200,000 now has half that number, 40% of whom live at or below the poverty level.

Flint's State of Emergency

Erik Ortiz NBC News
When Flint, Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency last week in light of a dramatic water crisis, it brought national attention to the current troubles facing that town. This report on Weaver's declaration also contains some historical background to this crisis.
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