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Statement of Michigan AFL CIO President Karla Swift On Election Results

For immediate release – November 4, 2014
Contact: Roger Kerson, 734.645.0535, roger@rkcommunications.net

The following statement is from Karla Swift, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO.

“Gary Peters bucked a trend, by standing up to the Koch Brothers and other outside special interests who tried to buy an election in Michigan. Gary won because he didn’t let dishonest attacks go unanswered – and because thousands of grassroots volunteers helped him carry a winning message all across the state.

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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
roger@rkcommunications.net

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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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

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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 participants from across southeastern Michigan, celebrates the achievements of Michigan’s working men and women and our unions.

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