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Metro-Detroit Central Labor Council Statement re. President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework Announcement

DETROIT, MI – Metro Detroit AFL-CIO President Daryl Newman offered the following statement praising President Biden’s Build Back Better framework: “President Biden’s Build Back Better Act framework announcement proves the White House’s commitment to expanding the middle class and improving the lives of essential workers across the country,” said Daryl NEWMAN, President of the Metro-Detroit…

Michigan AFL-CIO Statement re. President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework Announcement

LANSING, MI – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber offered the following statement praising President Biden’s Build Back Better framework: “President Biden’s Build Back Better Act framework is exactly what our country needs, but more importantly, it’s exactly what MICHIGAN needs,” said Ron BIEBER, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “It prioritizes UNION labor, creating millions of…

Michigan AFL-CIO Fair Maps Project

Michigan AFL-CIO Report Shows Significant, Disproportionate Partisan Bias in Redistricting Commission Maps

New Report from Fair Maps Project Shows Flaws In MICRC’s Analysis, Cloaking Massive Republican Electoral Advantage LANSING, MI — The Michigan AFL-CIO Fair Maps Project today released a 19-page report (LINKED HERE) demonstrating that the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) collaborative state legislative maps disproportionately favor the Republican Party to an even greater extent than…

Michigan AFL-CIO Statement on Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Public Hearing in Detroit

DETROIT – Today union members showed up in strength to the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission public hearing in Detroit. “Detroit union members are concerned about the redistricting process and ensuring their voices are heard. The Commission’s proposed maps for the Metro Detroit area have been drawn to heavily favor white candidates in state Legislative…

Michigan AFL-CIO Attorney speaks at MICRC Against Republican Gerrymandering in State Legislative Mapping

Lansing, MI – The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission met this morning on campus at Michigan State University after yesterday defending the partisan fairness scores for their proposed state Senate maps as being “good enough” and moved on to Congressional mapping. Michigan AFL-CIO attorney Sarah Riley HOWARD gave public comment stating that the maps amount…

Michigan AFL-CIO President Reacts to Governor Gretchen Whitmer Reinstating Prevailing Wage

  Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the State of Michigan will now require contractors and subcontractors to pay prevailing wage on all state construction projects. The reinstatement of prevailing wage will ensure that qualified workers are utilized to construct and repair Michigan’s public infrastructure while allowing contractors to compete for bids fairly.  Michigan AFL-CIO…