Michigan AFL-CIO Celebrates the Election of Joe Tate, Winnie Brinks as State Legislative Leaders

LANSING, MI – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber offered the following statement on the Michigan House of Representatives selecting Joe Tate as the next Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives and Winnie Brinks as the next Senate Majority Leader: “After Tuesday’s unprecedented and historic victories, the Michigan AFL-CIO is excited to work with our…

Michigan’s Labor Movement Celebrates Historic Victories on Election Night

LANSING, MI – Today, the Michigan AFL-CIO celebrated an overwhelming victory for labor-endorsed candidates in Tuesday’s election. In this unprecedented and historic wave election, voters delivered a clear mandate for a sweeping pro-labor agenda in the coming legislative term.  Michigan AFL-CIO endorsed candidates swept all statewide partisan races and upset incumbents at the legislative level,…

Michigan AFL-CIO Reacts to Michigan Chamber of Commerce Endorsement for Governor

LANSING, MI – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber offered the following statement on the Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of Tudor Dixon for Governor: “It’s no surprise that the Michigan Chamber of Commerce caved to pressure from Betsy DeVos and their millionaire friends to back corporate lackey Tudor Dixon. The Michigan Chamber is isolating itself…

Michigan AFL-CIO Announces Endorsements for Michigan Court of Appeals

LANSING, MI – Today, the Michigan AFL-CIO announced its formal endorsements for Michigan Court of Appeals candidates ahead of the November election. The formal endorsements include: Judge Noah Hood, District 1  Judge Kristina Robinson Garrett, District 1 Judge Sima Patel, District 2  Judge Christopher Yates, District 3 (partial) “Our union freedoms are under attack and…

Michigan AFL-CIO Statement on the First Governor’s Debate

LANSING, MI – Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO, issued the following statement on tonight’s first Governor’s debate: “Michigan’s citizens saw firsthand evidence tonight of Governor Whitmer’s outstanding record for delivering on the issues that matter most to Michigan’s working families – securing investment to create good paying jobs, improving education, and cutting costs…