Michigan Republicans to Working Families: Drop Dead

Upton, Walberg, Bishop, Trott, Bergman vote to take health care away from 24 million Americans, gut protections for pre-existing conditions LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement commenting on today’s Trumpcare vote, which was supported by Michigan Reps. Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Mike Bishop, Dave Trott, and Jack Bergman: “Fred Upton likes to…

Michigan AFL-CIO Supports CMU Employees, Opposes Job Cuts

LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement today to support campus employees at Central Michigan University, and oppose proposed job cuts: “Laying off employees at CMU is a bad idea,” said Ron Bieber, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Professors, instructors, faculty members, custodians, skilled trades, grounds and warehouse workers, electricians, HVAC and powerhouse…

Statement on New GOP Corporate Tax Giveaway

LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement from Ron Bieber today commenting on new Republican legislation that would allow corporations to keep up to 100 percent of their employees’ income taxes to pay for new corporate tax breaks: “This legislation is a raw deal for Michigan. The idea that a worker would pay…

Michigan Unions: CBO Score Shows ‘Trumpcare’ Bad for Michigan Families

LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement today on the Congressional Budget Office Score of the ‘Trumpcare’ legislation: “This is a broken promise, plain and simple” said Ron Bieber, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Trump promised the American people ‘we’re going to have insurance for everybody,’ but today’s CBO score shows that ‘Trumpcare’ would…

Michigan Republicans Must Demand Sessions Resign

LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement today following news reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath: “Jeff Sessions needs to go,” said Ron Bieber, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Michigan Republicans – including Bill Schuette, Jack Bergman, Tim Walberg, Mike Bishop, and Dave Trott – have a responsibility to hold Sessions…