LANSING, MI – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO announced its formal endorsement of Elissa Slotkin for the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. The endorsement follows a vote of the General Board, representing over 1 million union members and retirees.
“Michigan’s labor movement is proud to announce our endorsement of Elissa Slotkin in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, and we’re putting boots on the ground to secure her win on election night,” said Ron BIEBER, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Elissa has worked damn hard to prove that bipartisanship in Congress still exists, and that work proved to be a success with the recent passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. She’s stood with Michigan’s working families, and we continue to stand with her.”
Prior to redistricting, Congresswoman Slotkin has represented Michigan’s 8th Congressional District since 2019. During her tenure Elissa has focused on growing economic opportunity and investing in Michigan’s communities. Most notably, she played a crucial role in ensuring over $10 billion of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding for Michigan.
“Michigan is the birthplace of the American middle class, made possible by generations of Michiganders bargaining collectively for a fair wage and better benefits at work. I’m grateful to have earned the support of the AFL-CIO and the working families that they represent at such a critical time for the labor movement,” said Congresswoman Elissa SLOTKIN. “The next generation of workers is organizing around the same core principles that their predecessors did: that workers deserve dignity, and to share in the wealth that they create. I’ll keep fighting every day in Congress to grow economic opportunity for everyone – particularly those working families fighting to give their kids a better life.”
The Michigan AFL-CIO, Michigan’s largest labor organization, is a federation representing forty different labor organizations, eighteen different central labor councils, and eight constituency groups representing over 1 million union members and their families.