Equitable Sacrifice in a Time of Great Inequality: HVALF Response to U-M President Schlissel

A Response to U of M President Mark Schlissel’s Proposed Cuts from the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, working people risk their lives every day, often for meager pay, to perform essential services. In return, they should be able to count on the respect and support of their employers. On April 20th, University of Michigan President Mark … Continue reading Equitable Sacrifice in a Time of Great Inequality: HVALF Response to U-M President Schlissel

2020 Questionnaires

HVALF is considering applications for endorsement for the following offices. In order to be considered for an endorsement, candidates must submit a questionnaire by the relevant due date. If you have any questions please contact HVALF Field Coordinator Conner Wood cwood@miaflcio.org STATE REPRESENTATIVE – Questionnaire due May 1 April 21. Fill it out here COUNTY COMMISSIONER – Questionnaire due May 1. Fill it out here … Continue reading 2020 Questionnaires

2020 Endorsements

(This list was last updated 6/25/2020 and reflects decisions taken through the 6/17/2020 delegate body meeting and the 6/25/2020 MI AFL-CIO general board meeting. HVALF has the authority to issue endorsements only in races at the county and local level. Endorsements made by the state or national federation are included for informational purposes and are so noted. -CW) For President of the United States – … Continue reading 2020 Endorsements

HVALF LAUNCHES PETITION DRIVE TO DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY AND FAIRNESS IN UM BUDGET DECISIONS

ANN ARBOR, MI –  On Tuesday, May 5th, HVALF delegates voted to launch a petition to build support for a collaborative, problem-solving response to the financial challenges faced by our region’s largest employer, the University of Michigan, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.  The Huron Valley Area Labor Federation (HVALF) is a regional chapter of the AFL-CIO representing 20,000 workers from 50 affiliated local … Continue reading HVALF LAUNCHES PETITION DRIVE TO DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY AND FAIRNESS IN UM BUDGET DECISIONS

COVID-19 Resources

For folks that have any issues with being classified as essential, these links are helpful! Labor and Economic Opportunity – How to File a Complaint with MIOSHA AG – Know Your Rights Resource on the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Tips from Washtenaw County United Way: COVID-19 Personal Finance Tips (English) (Spanish) AFL-CIO: Working People’s Demands in Response to Coronavirus … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources

UAW Strike Solidarity

Those seeking to support striking UAW workers can do so in two ways. 1) Walk a picket line! Workers are picketing 24/7 at two locations in our jurisdiction — 50000 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti and 2625 Tyler Rd, Ypsilanti (2 gates, parking alongside either one). 2) Provide material donations (NOT cash). To find out what workers need, please reach out to United Way Labor Liaison Sheila … Continue reading UAW Strike Solidarity

HVALF Letter to U-M President Mark Schlissel Regarding Prosecution of Students

The Huron Valley Area Labor Federation sent the following letter to University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel yesterday October 3, 2019, asking him to not prosecute U-M students who are trying to move the U-M administration to do more, faster to address the climate crisis. A PDF version is available and a text-only version is as well. Continue reading HVALF Letter to U-M President Mark Schlissel Regarding Prosecution of Students