Labor-Endorsed Candidates for Statewide Education Boards Will Build A Better Michigan for All of Us

DETROIT – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO announced its endorsements for the 2020 statewide education board elections including State Board of Education, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, and Wayne State University Board of Governors. These endorsements represent the collective support of over 50 affiliate unions and constituency groups, who…

Michigan Working Families Honor Over 200 Michigan Workers Who Lost Their Lives on the Job This Workers Memorial Day

Around Michigan, working people, local officials and community members are commemorating Workers Memorial Day on Tuesday, April 28th, honoring workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job. For weeks now, labor-community activists have worked with local elected officials to recognize Workers Memorial Day, passing over a dozen resolutions through local…

Michigan AFL-CIO President Announces Labor Federation Endorsements for MI Supreme Court

Two candidates have demonstrated level of support for equality and justice under the law LANSING – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO announced its general board voted to endorse Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and Elizabeth Welch for the Michigan Supreme Court. Chief Justice McCormack will be seeking reelection, while Welch will be seeking an open seat vacated by Justice Stephen…

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…