Michigan AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute Holds First Annual Workers Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 15, 2023 Media Contact: Chong-Anna Canfora | ccanfora@miwdi.org Michigan AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute Holds First Annual Workers Gala DETROIT, Mich. – On Friday, May 12, the Michigan AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute (WDI) hosted its first annual Workers Gala, bringing together business leaders, union members, legislators and government officials, along with…

RELEASE: Michigan AFL-CIO Calls for Passage of the Safe Patient Care Act to Support Nurses, Make Hospitals Safer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Media Contact: Aaron Pelo, apelo@miaflcio.org | 734.355.2741 Michigan AFL-CIO Calls for Passage of the Safe Patient Care Act to Support Nurses, Make Hospitals Safer LANSING, Mich. –  Today, in recognition of National Nurses Week, the Michigan AFL-CIO is calling for the passage of the Safe Patient Care Act,…

RELEASE: During Teacher Appreciation Week, Labor and Legislative Leaders Join in Celebrating Educators, Fighting to Restore Their Voices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 8, 2023 Media Contact: Aaron Pelo, apelo@miaflcio.org | 734.355.2741 During Teacher Appreciation Week, Labor and Legislative Leaders Join in Celebrating Educators, Fighting to Restore Their Voices LANSING, Mich. – Today, at the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Michigan AFL-CIO is celebrating Michigan’s teachers and amplifying the legislative effort to…

NEWS: Michigan AFL-CIO Staff Join Teamsters Local 243

Michigan AFL-CIO Staff Join Teamsters Local 243 LANSING, Mich. – Teamsters Local 243 is proud to announce that the Michigan AFL-CIO has voluntarily recognized Local 243 as the exclusive bargaining agent for their staff in three key departments. Local 243 will represent workers in the campaigns, communications, and legislative departments. “We commend the Michigan AFL-CIO…

RELEASE: State, Local Governments, and Labor Groups Across Michigan Commemorate Workers Memorial Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 28, 2023 Media Contact: Aaron Pelo, apelo@miaflcio.org | 734.355.2741 State, Local Governments, and Labor Groups Across Michigan Commemorate Workers Memorial Day LANSING, Mich. – Today, the State of Michigan along with more than 40 local governments formally commemorated Workers Memorial Day to remember workers killed, harmed, or made ill on…

BREAKING: Governor Whitmer Signs Historic Bills Restoring Workers’ Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 24, 2023 Media Contact: Aaron Pelo, apelo@miaflcio.org | 734.355.2741 BREAKING: Governor Whitmer Signs Historic Bills Restoring Workers’ Rights LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed historic legislation to restore workers’ rights and boost wages. In response to the bill signing, Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron BIEBER issued the following statement:…

RELEASE: New Analysis Shows Restoring Workers’ Rights Package is Smart Economic Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Media Contact: Aaron Pelo, apelo@miaflcio.org | 734.355.2741 New Analysis Shows Restoring Workers’ Rights Package is Smart Economic Policy LANSING, Mich. – New analysis from the Economic Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank, shows the devastating effect Michigan’s 2012 “right to work” law has had on unionization, wages, and…

RELEASE: Poll Shows 75% of Michigan Voters Want to Expand Workers’ Rights, Majority Favor Fair Share Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 13, 2023 Media Contact: Aaron Pelo, apelo@aflcio.org | 734.355.2741 Poll Shows 75% of Michigan Voters Want to Expand Workers’ Rights, Majority Favor Fair Share Policies LANSING, Mich. – New poll results released Monday show that 75% of Michigan voters want to expand workers’ rights laws, with landslide support for a…

STATEMENT: Michigan AFL-CIO Applauds Votes Repealing DeVos-backed “Right to Work” and Restoring Prevailing Wage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Media Contact: Aaron Pelo, apelo@miaflcio.org | 734.355.2741 Michigan AFL-CIO Applauds Votes Repealing DeVos-backed “Right to Work” and Restoring Prevailing Wage LANSING, MI – Today, the Michigan state House passed bills to restore worker freedom by repealing so-called “right to work” and restoring Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Worker suppression…

RELEASE: Michigan AFL-CIO Applauds Historic Vote Expanding LGBTQ+ Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Media Contact: Aaron Pelo, apelo@miaflcio.org | 734.355.2741   Michigan AFL-CIO Applauds Historic Vote Expanding LGBTQ+ Protections LANSING, MI – Today, the Michigan state Senate passed a historic expansion of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include LGBTQ+ people as a protected class, ensuring civil rights, freedoms, and protections…