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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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Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at Detroit Labor Day Celebration Monday, Sept. 1st

News from theMetro Detroit AFL-CIO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2014 Contact:  Roger Kerson, roger@rkcommunications.net  734.645.0535   MEDIA ADVISORY: Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at Detroit Labor Day Celebration Monday, Sept. 1st   DETROIT – Vice President Joe Biden will visit Detroit to deliver kickoff remarks at the city’s Labor Day parade gathering on September 1st.  The annual event, which attracts …

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USW Women of Steel Lobby Day

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USW Women of Steel Lobby Day Women of Steel engage legislators to discuss road funding in Michigan.   On May 20, 2014 women from the United Steel Workers Union assembled in Lansing to meet with legislators to discuss road funding in Michigan. The day began with an informative training to prepare the women to speak …

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Huron Valley Central Labor Council Organizes for transportation millage.

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When we organize we WIN! The Huron Valley Central Labor council got an early start on organizing activities this electoral cycle. When a transportation millage was put on the ballot for the May 6th election the Huron Valley Central Labor council saw this as an opportunity to engage it’s members about an issue that would …

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Statement from Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Sen. Jones’ Minimum Wage Proposal

For Immediate Release Contact: Sara Wallenfang 269-290-2523; swallenfang@aflcio.org   Statement from Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Sen. Jones’ Minimum Wage Proposal   Senator Jones’ minimum wage bill is an insult to thousands of Michigan workers who are struggling to get by. This proposal is not adequate to lift families out of poverty, and it …

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