Michigan AFL-CIO President Reacts to Governor Gretchen Whitmer Reinstating Prevailing Wage

  Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the State of Michigan will now require contractors and subcontractors to pay prevailing wage on all state construction projects. The reinstatement of prevailing wage will ensure that qualified workers are utilized to construct and repair Michigan’s public infrastructure while allowing contractors to compete for bids fairly.  Michigan AFL-CIO…

Michigan AFL-CIO Fair Maps Project

Michigan AFL-CIO “Fair Maps Project” Completes Work With Submission of Senate, House Maps to State Commission

Labor federation submits maps with unprecedented transparency  At least one-third of districts in each chamber found to be competitive    LANSING – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO’s Fair Maps Project culminated with the submission and publication of state House and Senate district maps, along with a 237-page extensive report disclosing details about the project’s process, analysis…

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Bieber reacts to Carl Levin passing

Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber today issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Senator Carl Levin:   “Carl Levin was a lion for Michigan workers in the Senate over three and a half turbulent decades. He defined ferocious oversight, showing us that our senators should fight for accountability over how the tax…

State Labor Federation Condemns Shirkey for Taking Shot at Health Care Heroes

State Labor Federation Condemns Shirkey for Taking Shot at Health Care Heroes

In WJR interview with Michigan Chamber Board Member, Senate Leader attacks service of health care workers leading fight against COVID-19   LANSING – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO condemned Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey for insulting nurses during a controversial interview on WJR on Monday, May 3rd. As he was winding up to attack and undermine Michigan’s efforts to get…