Senate Bill 358: An Update
Your calls and emails continue to remind legislators that Michigan workers are opposed to this dangerous legislation and are watching them.
The House Regulatory Reform Committee has removed the bill from the agenda, but that doesn’t mean it has gone away. SB 358 remains a threat to Michigan’s workforce and we must remain watchful and ready.
SB 358: An Accident Waiting to Happen
SB 358 removes the electrician’s license requirement for work in manufacturing and mining operations, putting Michigan workers at risk. The bill requires a business only employ one master electrician, who is not even required to be at a mining or manufacturing site. Working with electricity can be dangerous and should be done by trained and licensed professionals. Mistakes can mean injury or death to the electrician or even the entire work site. This bill passed the Senate 21-17 and is now in House Regulatory Reform Committee.
Working families have endorsed the One Royal Oak campaign for fairness and equality in the workplace and housing market. Vote FOR Proposal A on November 5th!
Did you know that in Michigan, you can still be fired just for being gay or transgender? As a labor movement, we have a responsibility to change this and promote equality and fairness for every worker.
Recently, the Royal Oak City Commission passed an ordinance that bans discrimination against gay and transgender people in employment and housing. A small group of people is trying to stop this law and now it’s up for a vote on Election Day. This measure is critical to basic workplace fairness and safety.
On November 5th, vote with working families FOR the ordinance in Proposal A.
For more information about the ordinance, visit oneroyaloak.org.
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Monroe deserves leaders with a strong voice. Thank you for standing up for working families.
- Bronco McKart, Utility Workers Union of America Local 499
- Jerry McKart, Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 499
- Willie Hall, United Autoworkers Local 723
- Matt Vititoe, United Community Action Network – Community Activist
- Gloria Rafko, Michigan Education Association, United Autoworkers retiree
- Michelle LaVoy
This important message for working families is brought to you by the Michigan AFL-CIO.