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September 22, 2023
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Bieber, Newman Re-elected to Lead Michigan AFL-CIO
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron BIEBER and Secretary-Treasurer Daryl NEWMAN have been unanimously re-elected to helm Michigan’s largest labor organization for four more years. The elections took place at the Michigan AFL-CIO’s 35th Constitutional Convention, held this week at the Lansing Center.
“I am deeply humbled to have been entrusted once again by our affiliates to lead the Michigan AFL-CIO as we work to not only imagine, but actually deliver the future working people in this state deserve,” said BIEBER. “Reflecting on eight years of work to grow the labor movement, I couldn’t be more proud of the things we’ve accomplished as a strong and united movement. Working people in Michigan have made history and the future is ours.”
President Bieber was first elected President of the Michigan AFL-CIO in 2015. President Bieber has presided over historic victories for the labor movement, including the repeal of “right to work” earlier this spring, the first repeal of its kind in almost 60 years. He has led the state federation through a period of unprecedented growth, expanding affiliate membership, federation staff, and operations to record levels.
“I’m honored to continue my service to the fight for working people alongside President Bieber and the over 40 affiliated labor unions at the Michigan AFL-CIO,” said NEWMAN. “Labor is united and stronger than ever, and across the nation, people are looking to Michigan and the work we are doing right here, right now to accomplish an agenda built by and for working people.”
Newman, an AFT Member, will continue serving as Michigan AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer for a fourth term. He is the youngest person ever elected to the Office of Secretary-Treasurer of the Michigan State AFL-CIO and has served as President of the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO since 2019.
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.