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…