Michigan AFL-CIO Condemns Calley’s Hypocrisy, Calls for Retirement Tax Repeal

LANSING, MI – The Michigan AFL-CIO released the following statement today in response to former Lt. Governor Brian Calley’s recent statements regarding the tax reform package moving through the state legislature this week. “Unfortunately for Mr. Calley, some of our memories just aren’t that short,” said Ron BIEBER, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “It was…

Michigan AFL-CIO Commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Emphasizing Repeal of “Right-To-Work”

LANSING, MI – The Michigan AFL-CIO commemorated the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday by delivering his message of the intersection of civil rights and workers’ rights to Michigan state legislative offices. Michigan’s labor movement continues to encourage elected officials to heed the Reverend’s message and to repeal “right-to-work” and similar…

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…