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Michigan AFL-CIO Announces Endorsement of Elissa Slotkin in Congressional District 7

LANSING, MI – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO announced its formal endorsement of Elissa Slotkin for the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. The endorsement follows a vote of the General Board, representing over 1 million union members and retirees.  “Michigan’s labor movement is proud to announce our endorsement of Elissa Slotkin in…

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Michigan Working Families Honor Over 130 Michigan Workers Who Lost Their Lives on the Job this Workers Memorial Day

LANSING, MI – On Thursday, April 28th, local workers, union leaders, and community partners will gather for Workers Memorial Day events across the state, remembering workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job.  In 2020, 131 workers were killed on the job in Michigan, while many more suffered from occupational…

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Michigan AFL-CIO Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Governor, Garlin Gilchrist for Lt. Governor, Dana Nessel for Attorney General, and Jocelyn Benson for Sec. of State

LANSING, MI – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO announced its endorsements for Michigan’s statewide offices ahead of the August primary elections. The formal endorsements of Gretchen Whitmer for Governor, Garlin Gilchrist for Lieutenant Governor, Dana Nessel for Attorney General, and Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State were approved by a majority vote of the General Board…

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Michigan Workforce Development Institute Receives Michigan Statewide Pre-Apprenticeship “Ready for Construction” Grant

DETROIT, MI – The Michigan Workforce Development Institute (WDI) has received an $8 million grant from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to support the Michigan Statewide Pre-Apprenticeship “Ready for Construction” (MiSPARC) program.  The MiSPARC program will provide participants with training to help them achieve employment in the high-demand building trades and…

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Labor, Progressive, Environmental, and Education Groups Denounce Tax Giveaway, Call on Whitmer to Veto

LANSING, MI – This afternoon more than a dozen organizations penned a letter to Governor Whitmer condemning the passage of legislation this week that would provide huge tax giveaways to wealthy individuals while putting at risk funding to support Michigan families and communities. The groups called for the Governor to veto any proposal that hurts…