Gretchen Whitmer: Michiganders need democracy restored

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer wants UAW members to know that she “is excited to work with new President Gary Jones, and we have a lot of work to do.” That was her message to delegates Thursday on the closing day of the 37th Constitutional Convention. A lifetime Michigander, Whitmer has been on the front

Michigan Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Kicks Off Six Weeks of Non-Violent Direct Action Monday in Lansing

Movement Demands Sweeping Overhaul of Nation’s Voting Rights Laws, Policies to Address Poverty, Ecological Devastation, War Economy The Michigan Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicked off a six-week season of nonviolent direct action this past Monday in Lansing, demanding a massive overhaul of the nation’s voting rights laws, new programs to

UAW Endorses Michigan Supreme Court Justices

DETROIT – The UAW today issued endorsements for Megan Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos for Michigan Supreme Court Justices. “After careful screening UAW members believe that Megan Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos will judge with integrity and sensitivity to the working men and women of Michigan,” said Dennis Williams President of the UAW. Bagenstos is a nationally

UAW Endorses Michigan Ballot Issues

DETROIT – The UAW today issued endorsements to four key Michigan ballot issues including access to voting, redistricting, raising the minimum wage and protecting construction wages for Michigan workers. “The system of governing in Michigan is clearly broken. Average citizens find themselves struggling for basic things like a living wage while their voices are silenced

UAW Endorses Pat Miles for Michigan Attorney General

DETROIT – Citing a people first agenda that protects workers’ rights, fosters transparency in government, protects the rights of Michiganders, the UAW this morning announced the endorsement of Pat Miles for Michigan Attorney General. “Pat Miles brings the experience to the table from fighting for our neighborhoods by prosecuting street gangs to protecting Michiganders from

UAW Endorses Jocelyn Benson for Michigan Secretary of State

DETROIT – The UAW announced the endorsement of Jocelyn Benson today, citing her commitment to efficient service for Michigan voters and Michigan drivers. Benson is experienced in voting election law and has vowed to make driver’s license renewal an efficient 30-minute process. “In Jocelyn Benson, Michigan has an experienced, fair-minded public servant who puts people

New FCA Mopar Parts Distribution Center Opens

Today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) opened a parts distribution center in Romulus, Michigan. The plant will produce over 45 million parts per year, and will provide parts to smaller regional distributors across the country.   The distribution center will bring over 100 jobs and a $10.4 million investment to metro-Detroit. The facility features state of the

Show your support for Michigan Police and Fire!

On November 29, police officers, firefighters and their allies from across the state will rally at the Michigan State Capitol to tell legislators to protect the benefits they’ve earned. This year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder formed a task force to address problems with pension programs for municipal employees. The task force was designed to ensure that

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