LANSING, MI – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO announced its first round of endorsements for state legislative candidates ahead of the August primary election. The candidates listed in this release were formally endorsed following a vote of the General Board and Executive Council of the Michigan AFL-CIO.
“Our fight for a better and more fair Michigan starts at the ballot box, and this election cycle will be no different,” said Ron BIEBER, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Michigan’s working families hold our state legislators to the highest standard, and we need folks in Lansing that will put workers’ rights first. We know that each of our endorsed candidates will fight for everyone’s rights to join a union, collectively bargain, and have safe working conditions.”
The Michigan AFL-CIO questionnaire is composed of a range of policy matters that impact the lives of union members and their families across Michigan. The questions are derived from the Michigan AFL-CIO Platform document that was formally adopted at the union’s Legislative Convention in fall of 2021 and covers issues like fighting for the repeal of right-to-work, the reinstitution of prevailing wage, increasing funding for education, and building a cleaner, greener economy in collaboration with the skilled trades.
The following candidates have been endorsed for the August 2, 2022 primary election:
Allen Wilson, HD-26 (UAW)
Jimmie Wilson, Jr., HD-32 (UAW)
Joey Andrews, HD-38 (Michigan AFL-CIO Advocates)
James Johnson, Jr., HD-47 (IBEW)
Phil Skaggs, HD-80 (Michigan AFL-CIO Advocates)
Kelsey Heck Wood, SD-14 (CWA)
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.