HVALF Open Letter to UMPNC Nurses

Dear Michigan Medicine nurse and union member, We are reaching out to you as your union brothers, sisters, and siblings in the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. We understand that you are facing an upcoming election that could determine your future for decades. We encourage you to stay with your current union and to protect your contract by voting for the “Michigan Nurses Association … Continue reading HVALF Open Letter to UMPNC Nurses

HVALF Statement on U-M Regent Ron Weiser

U-M Regent Ron Weiser’s recent remarks to the North Oakland Republican Club are the latest in a series of statements and actions that are incompatible with the values and mission of a public university such as the University of Michigan.  The threats of violence towards five democratically elected officials are particularly abhorrent and have no place in a university dedicated to the open pursuit of … Continue reading HVALF Statement on U-M Regent Ron Weiser

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

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

Solidarity with UAW

Solidarity with our brothers & sisters in the UAW who work for GM. After $35 billion in worker-generated profits over the last 3 years GM is refusing to budge on key issues. We at HVALF stand ready to support our UAW members as needed. #GMInvestInUS “UAW International Union AUTO WORKERS GO ON STRIKE AFTER YEARS OF TIRELESSLY HELPING GENERAL MOTORS REACH RECORD-LEVEL PROFITS — UAW … Continue reading Solidarity with UAW