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

Signal boost: EMU-FT press release

(From time to time, HVALF is asked to provide additional publicity for efforts being made by our affiliate unions. Please see the press release below from Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers, AFT 9102.) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from EMUFTL PTL July 8, 2020 Contact: Daric Thorne, emuftpresident@gmail.com, 810-618-6487 EMU Administration Derails Contract Negotiations with Employee UnionIn the midst of the COVID-19, university administration wants … Continue reading Signal boost: EMU-FT press release

2020 Endorsements

(This list was last updated 9/2/2020 and reflects decisions taken through the 9/1/2020 delegate body meeting and the 8/20/2020 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