Now is not the time to rest The Michigan legislature holds its lame duck session starting today and continuing through December 20th. The Republicans who control both houses of our legislature are signaling that they intend to get a LOT done in over the next four weeks. Further efforts to destroy our labor unions, an egregious, overreaching “reform” (aka privatization) […]Read more ›
BREAKING – Michigan Board of State Canvassers prevents pro-labor ballot initiative from getting on Nov. ballot
Like we didn’t see THAT coming…
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers today deadlocked on putting the Protect Working Families (formerly Protect Our Jobs) ballot initiative on the November ballot. With help from Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette who recently issued a ruling saying the ballot proposal is unconstitutional, the two Republicans on the elections board refused to certify the petitions.
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Welcome! We saved you a seat!
After sitting on the sidelines for over a year in the battle to repeal Public Act 4 — Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager Law — the Michigan AFL-CIO labor union has now entered the fray. They are participating in a rally at the Michigan Court of Appeals next Wednesday.
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“I’ll place my bet on the American worker any day of the week” Yesterday, Richard L. Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, sent out this statement: This afternoon, the AFL-CIO’s General Board voted unanimously to endorse President Obama for re-election. For many reasons, we are pledging to work with President Obama throughout the elections and in a second term. The […]Read more ›
Michigan AFL-CIO holding rallies to urge members of Congress to extend jobless benefits due to expire
Here we go again With the impending expiration of federal unemployment benefits for many Americans, the AFL-CIO is holding rallies in front of the offices of key Republican members of Congress in Michigan tomorrow (Friday, February 10, 2012). See their press release below for details. Workers and Community Members to Rally at Michigan Congressional Offices as Jobless Benefits Approach ExpirationBenefits […]Read more ›
My good friends at the Washtenaw Community Action Team are hosting a film series and social forum called “The Power of Working People”. Their announcement follows. Highly recommended! The Washtenaw Community Action TeamPresents The Power of Working PeopleA Film Series and Social Forum The Washtenaw Community Action Team (WCAT) announces — The Power of Working People – A Film Series […]Read more ›
Yesterday at their two-day state convention in Detroit, Michigan AFL-CIO members elected Karla Swift as the organization’s new president. Swift replaces Mark Gaffney who led the group for 12 years. Karla Swift (pictured right with UAW president Bob King in Lansing), is a long-time organizer for the International Union, the UAW and for various community groups. Most recently she was […]Read more ›
This is starting to become a trend. Today in Lansing between 1,000 and 1,500 people, mainly union members, rallied at the Capitol Building. They were protesting a number of things including new Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s budget as well as a number of anti-union bills currently in before the Republican-run State Congress. Two different tea party groups planned a “counter-protest” […]Read more ›
From the Michigan AFL-CIO: Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, February 22, 2011, for a LOBBY DAY in Lansing. We will begin at the Central United Methodist Church at 9:00 AM on Tuesday. There will be a briefing on anti-worker legislation that is moving through the House and Senate, followed by a talk with State Representative Woodrow Stanley (D-Flint). We will […]Read more ›
Cross-posted at Blogging for Michigan. Two big events are scheduled for Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in Lansing, Michigan. First, former Congressional Candidate Lance Enderle has a “Michigan Citizen’s Assembly” event planned from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Rick Snyder, you woke a sleeping giant (the people of Michigan)!Citizens are you Fed Up? Let’s Get Fired Up! Citizens of Michigan please join […]Read more ›