LANSING, MI – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber offered the following statement on the Michigan House of Representatives selecting Joe Tate as the next Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives and Winnie Brinks as the next Senate Majority Leader:
“After Tuesday’s unprecedented and historic victories, the Michigan AFL-CIO is excited to work with our new pro-labor majority to rebuild Michigan for working people. Today’s election of Joe Tate as the next Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives and Winnie Brinks as the next Senate Majority Leader mark the conclusion of a successful campaign season,” said Ron BIEBER, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Joe Tate and Winnie Brinks understand the importance of protecting our union freedoms, collective bargaining rights, and repealing anti-labor legislation like so-called right-to-work. Their outstanding record of progressive legislative action, and commitment to building a cleaner, greener economy with Michigan workers, positions them to be effective champions and unifying leaders for the first pro-labor trifecta in decades.”
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.