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,, 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 8/11/2020 and reflects decisions taken through the 8/11/2020 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


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

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

Solidarity with U-M Nurses Thurs Sept 20

Join the U-M Nurses this Thursday September 20th at the U-M Regents Meeting: “Join us at the upcoming UM Board of Regent’s meeting this Thursday, September 20th at 1:30 p.m. Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse (500 E. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI) at the golf course. Parking arrangements have been made for guests and community members in the Orange Lot (SC7) near Crisler. Sign up … Continue reading Solidarity with U-M Nurses Thurs Sept 20