Statement from Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Terri Lynn Land’s So-called Plan for Michigan Manufacturing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Friday, April 4, 2014  Contact: Kristopher Banks 313-595-6564 , kbanks@miaflcio.org   Statement from Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Terri Lynn Land’s So-called Plan for Michigan Manufacturing   “Michiganders cannot trust Terri Lynn Land because she supports an anti-middle class agenda that would hurt our workers, undercut Michigan manufacturing, and send good paying…

Statement by Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Marriage Equality

For Immediate Release Contact: Sara Wallenfang swallenfang@aflcio.org   Statement by Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Marriage Equality Today, Attorney General Eric Holder did the right thing by granting same-sex couples married in Michigan federal benefits. It is a disgrace that our state government will not follow suit. Governor Snyder has shown a shameful…

The Michigan State AFL-CIO Endorses Mark Schauer for Governor and Gary Peters for U.S. Senate

The Michigan State AFL-CIO Endorses Mark Schauer for Governor and Gary Peters for U.S. Senate For Immediate Release: March 13, 2014 Contact: Sara Wallenfang 269-290-2523; swallenfang@aflcio.org   The Michigan State AFL-CIO Endorses Mark Schauer for Governor and Gary Peters for U.S. Senate Endorsements include Jerry Cannon, Dan Kildee, Pam Byrnes, Sandy Levin, and John Conyers for…

President Swift’s Statement on the NERD Fund

The public is justifiably outraged over the secrecy surrounding Gov. Snyder’s NERD Fund.  Shutting down this slush fund in an attempt to avoid transparency only raises more red flags. The citizens of Michigan deserve to know who was funding the governor’s top advisor, paying for upgrades to the governor’s house and covering the living expenses…

Statement from Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on the Resignation of State Treasurer Dillon

Whether serving in the Michigan Legislature or as State Treasurer, Andy Dillon never had the best interests of working families at heart. The fact that Gov. Snyder appointed him in the first place shows the administration’s commitment to serving corporate special interests. The timing of this announcement raises questions. Why would Dillon step down now,…

Michigan AFL-CIO Congratulates Local Recipients of AFL-CIO “Dreams of Jobs and Freedom” Scholarship

  Scholarship Honors the Legacy of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (Freemont, MI) – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO congratulated a local winner of the AFL-CIO “Dreams of Jobs and Freedom” Scholarship.  Anna Zeerip received a one-time $5,000 award for the academic year beginning in fall 2013 through summer 2014. To commemorate the 50th anniversary…

Medicaid Expansion Statement from President Swift

Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on the Passage of Medicaid Expansion Medicaid expansion is a victory for over 400,000 of Michigan’s most vulnerable families, but the way in which it was passed was plagued with political gamesmanship and months of delays. Today’s vote made it clear that the Tea Party controls some Lansing politicians.…