YPSILANTI, MI – Today the Michigan AFL-CIO announced its formal endorsement of Debbie Dingell for U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District following a vote of the General Board, representing over 1 million union members and retirees.
“The Michigan AFL-CIO is dedicated to building a better Michigan for all working families, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell has been a champion for us in Washington, D.C.,” said Ron BIEBER, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “In her seven years representing Michigan in the halls of Congress, Debbie has proven her commitment to working people a hundred times over, including her early co-sponsoring of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The Michigan AFL-CIO and our affiliated unions are ready to get to work to ensure Debbie’s victory this November.”
Before this year’s redistricting, Congresswoman Dingell has represented Michigan’s 12th Congressional District since 2015. Debbie spearheaded congressional efforts to strengthen the American auto industry during her tenure, preserving, creating and ensuring good-paying, union jobs across Michigan.
“The working men and women of this country have always been our greatest strength, and it is an honor to serve them in Congress,” said Congresswoman Debbie DINGELL. “For generations, the Michigan AFL-CIO has fought for working families and advanced our nationwide labor movement that has deep roots in our home state, and I am humbled to earn their endorsement. But our work is far from over. We need to pass the PRO Act in Washington, and we need to create and protect good-paying, union jobs across Michigan and throughout the country.”
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.