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…

Michigan AFL-CIO Fair Maps Project

Michigan AFL-CIO “Fair Maps Project” Completes Work With Submission of Senate, House Maps to State Commission

Labor federation submits maps with unprecedented transparency  At least one-third of districts in each chamber found to be competitive    LANSING – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO’s Fair Maps Project culminated with the submission and publication of state House and Senate district maps, along with a 237-page extensive report disclosing details about the project’s process, analysis…