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Watch Bridge’s Lunch Break discussion on Michigan labor pipeline struggles

Paula Gardner, Brian Calley, Peter Ruark

The latest discussion in Bridge Michigan’s award-winning monthly Lunch Break series focused on Michigan’s labor pipeline struggles and what can be done to ease them. More than 60 readers joined us for this discussion. If you missed Thursday’s chat, don’t fret. We recorded the conversation and you can watch it on demand.

Bridge Michigan Business Editor Paula Gardner was joined by  Brian Calley, president of the Small Business Association of Michigan and Peter Ruark, senior policy analyst for the Michigan League for Public Policy, for an hour-long discussion about the causes of and potential solutions to the state’s current labor pipeline issues.

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics for the people of our state. Previous discussions have focused on racial equity in Michigan, the impact of COVID-19 on K-12 education, high water levels in the Great Lakes, the November election, readers’ COVID-19-related questions, Bridge’s coverage plans for 2021, coronavirus vaccine distribution, transparency in Michigan government, the impact of COVID-19 on higher education and Michigan’s redistricting process.


Become a Bridge Club member today to regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Book Club selections and more. Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this Lunch Break series.

Lunch Break will resume in July. Watch Bridge for an announcement of the topic and for registration information.

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