DETROIT – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO announced its endorsements for the 2020 statewide education board elections including State Board of Education, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, and Wayne State University Board of Governors.
These endorsements represent the collective support of over 50 affiliate unions and constituency groups, who represent over 1 million active and retired members in Michigan.
“Together we can once again build a prosperous economy where we all have a fair shot at the American dream, and that starts with education,” said Ron Bieber, Michigan AFL-CIO President. “Every one of these candidates will work to build an education system that lifts up students from preschool through higher education. We’re proud to back all of them, and we’ll do everything we can to support them through the election and their terms in office.”
“We’ve done a lot of work to restore our education system after decades of Republicans tearing it down, but we aren’t done yet,” said Daryl Newman, Michigan AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer. “On behalf of our members who work on the front lines to serve students at all levels, we’re thrilled to have a great slate of 2020 candidates who will go to work for students and working people.”
The AFL-CIO’s endorsed Michigan candidates for statewide education boards are:
Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Brian Mosallam (incumbent)
University of Michigan Board of Regents
Mark Bernstein (incumbent)
Shauna Ryder Diggs (incumbent)
Wayne State University Board of Governors
Eva Garza Dewaelsche
State Board of Education
Ellen Cogen Lipton