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March 2014: Legislative Update

Trampling on our First Amendment Rights

The State House is contemplating the passage of HB 4643, a bill sponsored by Representative Tom McMillin (R). HB 4643 will result in civil fines of up to $10,000 per day for picketing that is deemed illegal; creating a huge chilling effect on your First Amendment rights.

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Announcing the Community Services School

When we get down to brass tacks, union members are community members first.  A commitment to community service strengthens our neighborhoods and our society, as well as our labor movement.  

Towards that end, the Michigan State AFL-CIO Community Services School, co-sponsored by the Michigan Association of United Ways, will be held beginning on SUNDAY, April 13 and conclude on THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center, located in Onaway , MI.

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to network with other volunteers, develop your skills, and learn about organizations that are making a difference by registering today.  Print and return the form below by March 10 to avoid an additional late fee.

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February 2014: Legislative Update

Income Inequality Stalls Economic Recovery

Economic recovery is helping those at the top, while the bottom 90% continue to fall—and it’s not a coincidence. Policy makers in Lansing contribute to a state and national problem of stagnated or reduced economic power for working families, while the top 10% see increased wealth.

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Repair America: BlueGreen Alliance Presents The 2014 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference

Click on the logo for more information about the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference.

Click on the logo for more information about the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference.

The 2014 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference is taking place February 10-11 in Washington, D.C.  The conference is two days of networking with business, civic, non-profit, union and environmental leaders featuring informative and interactive workshops focused on every part of the clean economy.

Register now to secure your spot at this incredible event.

Now in its seventh year, the 2014 conference focus is on repairing the systems Americans rely on every day, whether getting us back and forth to work, supplying our power, keeping us safe from storms and floods, communicating with police and fire during emergencies, or ensuring the institutions where our children learn are safe and healthy. It’s time to repair these systems today to create quality, family-sustaining jobs, to address the threat of climate change, and to ensure the health and safety of our workplaces and our communities.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be among the guest speakers.  So, join thousands of business and community leaders, union members, and environmentalists at Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2014 and take up the call to Repair America. Don’t wait.

February is right around the corner.  Register and make your travel plans today. 

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