Tag: Ron Bieber

UAW President Dennis Williams Honored at Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America Douglass Debs Dinner

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, UAW President Dennis Williams was honored at the 2017 Annual Douglass Debs Dinner. The dinner was sponsored by the Greater Detroit Local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. It was held at the historic UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is one of the largest socialists and progressive organizations in the United States. DSA fights alongside other progressive organizations for social change and a place for a socialist presence in American political discourse and communities. The Greater Detroit Local of the DSA is comprised of activists in the metro Detroit area ... Read more

Michigan AFL-CIO Blasts Schuette for Opposing Stronger Overtime Protections

AG suing to halt new overtime rule, which raises wages for 100k Michigan workers LANSING – On September 20, 2016, Attorney General Bill Schuette signed onto a lawsuit with 21 states to stop the Obama administration’s new overtime rule, which will extend mandatory overtime pay to 100,000 Michigan workers. The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement today blasting Schuette’s frivolous lawsuit: “This lawsuit is a slap in the face to working people in Michigan,” said Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “By suing to stop the Obama administration’s new overtime rule, Bill Schuette is putting himself squarely on the side ... Read more