Michigan Labor Movement Forms Michigan AFL-CIO Advocates

New Executive Director hired to lead nonprofit LANSING – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO is announcing the formation of a new 501(c)(4) organization, Michigan AFL-CIO Advocates. The announcement follows significant organizational restructuring, including a rebranding effort, creation of a new Organizing Department, and the hiring of a Creative Director. Advocates’ mission is to unite labor leaders,…

2019 Local Election CLC Endorsements

The following candidates have been endorsed by their respective Central Labor Councils for the November 5, 2019 municipal elections. Ingham County Lansing City Council: Carol Wood (At-Large), Patricia Spitzley (At-Large), Adam Hussain(Ward 3), Jody Washington (Ward 1) East Lansing City Council: Mark Meadows, John Revitte Jackson County City of Jackson  Derek Dobies (Mayor), Laura Beth…

Rushed Budget Hurts Working Families

September 25, 2019 Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO released the following statement after the GOP-led legislature held a marathon session to quickly pass budgets in the final days of the fiscal year. “Republican leadership didn’t take their responsibility to pass a budget seriously and chose to take a summer vacation instead. Now, the…

Communities Across Michigan Celebrate June as Pride Month

Communities Across Michigan Celebrate June as Pride Month Michigan Labor Movement Supports Local Proclamations Lansing – Approximately two dozen communities across the state of Michigan passed resolutions or signed proclamations declaring June 2019 as LGBTQ Pride Month. The Michigan AFL-CIO reached out to its network of local elected officials to encourage adoption of these resolutions…

Bieber, Newman re-elected to top spots at Michigan AFL-CIO

May 24, 2019 LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO held its constitutional convention this month in Detroit. The event was attended by more than 200 delegates, guests and vendors. The event included speeches from national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The convention elected members to its general…