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Category Archive: Press

Statement of Michigan AFL CIO President Karla Swift On Election Results

For immediate release – November 4, 2014 Contact: Roger Kerson, 734.645.0535, roger@rkcommunications.net The following statement is from Karla Swift, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Gary Peters bucked a trend, by standing up to the Koch Brothers and other outside special interests who tried to buy an election in Michigan. Gary won because he didn’t let …

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Michigan AFL-CIO Releases Working Family Values Report Card on Candidates for U.S. Senate

For immediate release: October 22nd 2014 Contact: Roger Kerson PHONE 734.645.0535 roger@rkcommunications.net Land Earns ‘F’s On Issues Important to Michigan’s Working Families LANSING, October 22, 2014 – The Michigan AFL-CIO today released the Working Family Values Report Card, which grades candidates for U.S. Senate on issues critical to Michigan’s working families. Candidate Terri Lynn Land …

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Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at Detroit Labor Day Celebration Monday, Sept. 1st

News from theMetro Detroit AFL-CIO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2014 Contact:  Roger Kerson, roger@rkcommunications.net  734.645.0535   MEDIA ADVISORY: Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at Detroit Labor Day Celebration Monday, Sept. 1st   DETROIT – Vice President Joe Biden will visit Detroit to deliver kickoff remarks at the city’s Labor Day parade gathering on September 1st.  The annual event, which attracts …

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Michigan AFL-CIO Statement on Senate Passage of Minimum Wage Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Kristopher Banks 313.595.6564, kbanks@miaflcio.org   Michigan AFL-CIO Statement on Senate Passage of Minimum Wage Bill Working families applaud the bi-partisan support for fair wages despite Gov. Snyder’s indifference.    May 15, 2014, Lansing, MI – Working families applaud the Michigan Senate today for the passage of a bill that would increase …

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Statement from Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Sen. Jones’ Minimum Wage Proposal

For Immediate Release Contact: Sara Wallenfang 269-290-2523; swallenfang@aflcio.org   Statement from Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Sen. Jones’ Minimum Wage Proposal   Senator Jones’ minimum wage bill is an insult to thousands of Michigan workers who are struggling to get by. This proposal is not adequate to lift families out of poverty, and it …

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