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MichiganVoteBadgeToday is Election Day and we only have a matter of hours to set Michigan’s course for the next four years. We can continue down Rick Snyder’s path — tax cuts for the wealthy, paid for by working families, retirees and kids in our public schools.

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Michigan AFL-CIO Releases Working Family Values Report Card on Candidates for U.S. Senate

For immediate release: October 22nd 2014
Contact: Roger Kerson
PHONE 734.645.0535

Land Earns ‘F’s On Issues Important to Michigan’s Working Families

LANSING, October 22, 2014 – The Michigan AFL-CIO today released the Working Family Values Report Card, which grades candidates for U.S. Senate on issues critical to Michigan’s working families. Candidate Terri Lynn Land earned all ‘F’s on issues ranging from increasing the minimum wage to protecting Social Security and Medicare, whereas Gary Peters earned ‘A’s due to his strong support for pro-working family policies.

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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 was once again unable to defend his failed record. He raised taxes on the middle class and created a brand new tax on pensions earned and paid for by retirees. But Michigan still has the fifth highest unemployment in the nation – the same ranking as when Snyder took office. And we’re 49th out of 50 states when it comes to future job creation.

“Rick Snyder’s weak, rambling performance tonight is just his latest failure – and it shows why Mark Schauer will be the next governor of Michigan.”

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.

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