Upper Peninsula Regional Labor Federation

 

Gebre was still a boy when he was forced to flee Ethiopia, a country that suffered political turmoil and famine during the 1980s.

A federal district judge in Washington struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that

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small group of special interests are threatening our lawmakers if they don’t take steps to slash pay for skilled construction workers by eliminating prevailing wage laws. Michigan lost many skilled trades workers during the last recession and these workers are just starting to get back on their feet.

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The U.P. Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO is proud to endorse statewide and local candidates who reflect the values and priorities of working people in Michigan. The UPRLF evaluated candidates on their commitment to improve the lives of working families.

The screening/evaluation committee voted to endorse the following:   

2018 primary election endorsements:

GOVERNOR

Gretchen Whitmer

U.S. SENATE

Debbie Stabenow

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1st District, Matt Morgan (Write-In)*

STATE SENATE

38th District, Scott Dianda

STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

108th District, Bob Romps

109th District, Sara Cambensy

110th District, Ken Summers

MARQUETTE CITY COMMISSION

Jenn Hill

Jenna Smith

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It seems every talking head in Washington has been in a frenzy recently, rushing to either glorify or condemn the new North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the United States Mexico Canada Agreement. But the truth is that it is still too early to pass any final judgment.

Richard Trumka came to Milwaukee Tuesday to fire up labor activists and tear into Gov. Scott Walker.

The national president of the AFL-CIO used his address at the group's state convention to portray Walker as a "little puppet" of the billionaire Koch brothers.

Walker, the two-term Republican governor whose Act 10 crippled organized labor in 2011, faces Democrat Tony Evers in the fall.

"On November 6 we’re going to have one hell of a party — a Scott Walker retirement party," Trumka said.

Labor has always held electoral power, especially when wielded by women. Former Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins’s lifelong dedication to workers’ rights was sparked by witnessing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, in which 146 people — predominantly young Jewish immigrant women — died, most as a result of locked factory doors. Though they shunned the ballot box, legendary political radicals like Lucy Parsons, Emma Goldman, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn were all labor organizers.