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President Karla Swift: Schauer, Peters the choice for working families

In today’s Labor Voices section of the Detroit News Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift laid out the logic behind the State Federation’s endorsements of Mark Schauer for Governor, and Congressman Gary Peters for United States Senate. Here are some highlights from President Swift’s Op-Ed: On the Michigan AFL-CIO’s endorsement of Mark Schauer: “Last Sunday’s debate …

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Statement of Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift Re: Town Hall Debate between Mark Schauer and Rick Snyder

“Tonight’s debate shows why Mark Schauer will be Michigan’s next governor. He laid out his vision for a Michigan that works for everyone; not just the wealthy and well-connected. Mark’s plan to raise middle-class incomes and reduce middle-class taxes is what  working families need so all of us can get Michigan’s economy growing again. “Snyder …

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Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on the MIRS podcast

Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift talks about issues and opportunities for working families in the November election, on the MIRS News podcast.  The bottom line:  It’s organized people vs. organized money – and when union members talk to our friends and neighbors, we can make a huge difference.

Stand Up to Make a Change — 2014 Young Workers Summit

Lansing, October 16 – 19, 2014 Tired of dead-end jobs and student debt? Ready to join with a new generation to create hope and opportunity for the future? Check out the 2014 Young Workers Summit, proudly hosted by the UAW, coming to Lansing, Michigan October 16 -19th. As organizers of this can’t-miss event say on …

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Snyder hikes taxes, while his top aide gets illegal tax break

One of Rick Snyder’s first acts as governor was to sign a major overhaul of Michigan tax law, hitting individual taxpayers with $1.4 billion in new taxes. At the same time, Snyder delivered $1.8 billion in tax breaks to rich CEOs and wealthy corporations – even those that ship our jobs overseas. Michigan’s working families …

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