Michigan Unions Blast Billie Jo O’Berry for Fabricating Labor Endorsements

O’Berry website falsely claims endorsements from unions that are supporting Carol Siemon for Ingham County Prosecutor LANSING – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO blasted Billie Jo O’Berry, the Republican candidate for Ingham County Prosecutor, for fabricating endorsements from labor unions. The “Endorsers” page on O’Berry’s campaign website currently lists the following unions under a heading that…

Michigan AFL-CIO Blasts Walberg Bill to Delay New Overtime Pay Protections

Labor federation launches online petition urging Congress to reject Walberg bill LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO launched an online petition today opposing legislation sponsored by Congressman Tim Walberg (R-Tipton). Walberg’s bill, H.R. 6094, would delay implementation of the Labor Department’s new overtime rule by six months. The regulation, which is scheduled to take effect in…

Steve Marino’s Plan to Raise Retirement Age Would Cut Social Security Benefits, Hurt Seniors

LANSING – Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today on newly-released recordings where Lansing lobbyist Steve Marino calls for raising the Social Security retirement age to 75. You can hear the recordings here. “Steve Marino would be an absolute disaster for Macomb County seniors,” said Bieber. “Raising the Social Security…

Michigan AFL-CIO Blasts Lansing Lobbyist Steve Marino’s Pro-Outsourcing Remarks

LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement today from President Ron Bieber, commenting on newly-released remarks made by Steve Marino, a Lansing lobbyist and Republican candidate for the Michigan House: “Steve Marino doesn’t belong anywhere near the Michigan Legislature,” said Bieber. “It was bad enough when he bragged about using his influence as…

Schuette, Johnson Should Abandon Straight-Ticket Voting Appeal as AG’s Court Deadline Passes

Attorney General’s self-imposed deadline for action by Court of Appeals passed yesterday LANSING – Yesterday, August 30, marked Attorney General Bill Schuette’s self-imposed deadline for the Court of Appeals to take action on his motion to uphold the Republican law banning straight-ticket voting. Schuette’s deadline passed without any action from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court…