LANSING, MI – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber offered the following statement praising Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address:
“This evening Governor Gretchen Whitmer proved that when Michiganders work together, we are capable of vast accomplishments. In the last three years, Michigan has seen historic investments in our infrastructure, with 82,000 workers repairing and replacing over 13,000 miles of roads and over 900 bridges,” said Ron BIEBER, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Looking forward to 2022, Governor Whitmer announced her plan to repeal the pension tax, which has been a top priority of Michigan’s labor movement since former Governor Snyder first taxed Michigander’s pensions. Retirees across our great state are so grateful to have Governor Whitmer as their champion, always prioritizing their right to retire with dignity and the protection of their hard-earned pensions.”
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.