Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift talks about issues and opportunities for working families in the November election, on the MIRS News podcast. The bottom line: It’s organized people vs. organized money – and when union members talk to our friends and neighbors, we can make a huge difference.
Joshua Pugh is the Communications Director for the Michigan AFL-CIO. Josh has been a progressive communicator and organizer since 2008, working for Obama for America, the Michigan Democratic Party, Progress Michigan, For Our Future, as a general consultant, and in various capacities on candidate campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
Josh was born in Lansing but grew up in rural Emmet County, in the shadow of the Mackinac Bridge. When he’s not thinking about politics and campaigns, Josh is an avid fan of sports and music, and lives in Lansing’s Old Town neighborhood with his wife Breina and their two cats. Josh is a member of UAW Local 1981.